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TURN2/LEGION COACHES

Todd Lyons

Playing career​

  • 4-year varsity starter at Brien McMahon

  • 2009 State Runner-up

  • BMHS all FCIAC and All-Area

  • 5-year Norwalk Legion starter

  • 2010 Norwalk Legion Zone champ

  • 4-year college pitcher at RI and WCSU

  • WCSU First-Team All-conference

  • Seattle Mariners Prospect

  • Career cut short due to injuries

Coaching career

  • Proswing (NY) 2011-2014

  • Legends (CT/NY) 2014-2016

  • Westport Legion 2017-Present

  • Owner/Founder/Coach of Turn2 Sports LLC 2021-Present

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Leon Fleming

Playing career

  • 2008 14U Babe Ruth World Series Champion​

  • 3x Babe Ruth State Champion

  • 3-year varsity starter at Norwalk High School

  • 2-time All-FCIAC

  • Led Norwalk Senior Legion to first state title in 2011

  • Top pitcher award for CT in 2011

  • Attended Central Connecticut State University

Coaching career

  • 8 years of coaching experience

  • Coach of 2019 Norwalk Babe Ruth World Series team

  • Only person to win a Babe Ruth World Series as a player and a coach

  • Coach of Turn2 Sports & Norwalk Legion Baseball 2022-Present

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Vance Ward

Playing Career

  • 2x Babe Ruth State Champion

  • 2x Babe Ruth Regional Champion

  • 2018 Babe Ruth World Series 3rd Place

  • 2019 Babe Ruth World Series Champion

  • 5x Babe Ruth World Series Player of the Game

  • Babe Ruth World Series M.O.P

  • 3-Year varsity starter at Norwalk High School

  • 1-Time All-FCIAC

  • Captain of Norwalk High State Champion Team

  • Led Norwalk High to first State Baseball Title

  • Played college baseball at Uconn Avery Point and Albertus Magnus

Coaching Career

  • Coach of Norwalk Legion Baseball/ Turn2 Baseball 2023-Present

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Brian Ehlers

Playing career
• 4-year varsity starter at Brien McMahon
• Senior Captain at Brien McMahon
• Norwalk Legion alumni

Coaching career

  •  Coach of Norwalk Legion and Turn2 2023-Present

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Jared Smith

Playing Career

  • 3 year varsity starter at Norwalk High​

  • All FCIAC

  • 2 years played at JUCO

  • Team MVP 2015 season at Eastern Maine Community College


Coaching Career

  • 2015-2022 Staples High School freshman baseball

  • 2016-2017 Staples High School freshman football

  • 2017-2019 Brien McMahon varsity football

  • 2023- Norwalk Legion/Turn2 coach

Jeff Vitatoe

 Playing Career

  • 2 year Ace for Brien McMahon HS

  • All FCIAC East

  • Played at American International - Springfield, MA


Coaching Career
 

  • Westport AAU 2018-2020

  • 16-4 record as Staples freshman coach

  • Babe Ruth World Series Runner Up 15u with Norwalk Tides 2023

  • Staples HS 2022/ present

  • 2023- Norwalk Legion/Turn2 coach

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