At 2-4-1, we believe in playing sports like they were meant to be played. Kids should be having fun, playing hard, and learning new skills and techniques. Our highly trained staff knows the benefits of the 2-4-1 Crossover Effect because they live it.
Co-Director: Steve Boyle – also the lead partner at the Crossover Consulting Group (www.crossoverconsultinggroup.com) is a former Division 1 basketball player (Manhattan College). In NYC and Seattle, WA, he coached soccer, basketball, track and field and x-country. In Seattle, he founded Boyle’s Cougar Hoop Camp for Girls, the largest all-girls camp in the state of Washington at the time. He was a school counselor at Hall High School in West Hartford for 15 years where he has coached Varsity basketball, track and field, freshman and JV soccer. He is currently a counselor at King Philip Middle School, coaches youth basketball, assists with track and field at Hall High and is Partner at the Crossover Consulting Group.
Co-Director: Kerry Boyle is a former Division 1 lacrosse and field hockey player (Bucknell University). Kerry has coached basketball, lacrosse and tennis in Baltimore, NYC and Seattle, WA. She has been an Athletic Director in Seattle and is the seventeen-year athletic director at Watkinson School where she also coaches Varsity lacrosse.
was a standout Hall High School football and lacrosse player who played both on the collegiate level at Springfield College. A former college football coach, Robinson is the long time Varsity head football coach at Hall, as well as the former head lacrosse coach. Currently a Physical Education teacher at Hall, he coaches youth baseball and co-directs the West Hartford Youth Lacrosse Camps.
a former All New England standout for the Eastern Connecticut State basketball program where he was a 1000 point scorer. Upon graduation, he was an assistant coach at ECSU. Bryan played baseball and basketball at Norwich Free Academy and is currently a Health and Physical Education teacher at Hall High School where he also coaches Varsity basketball and baseball, and girls soccer.
is currently entering his fourth season as the Men’s Assistant Coach at the Western Connecticut State University. Prior to starting at WestConn, Manning spent four seasons as the Volunteer Assistant Coach for the UCONN Women’s Soccer Program. James began his coaching career in 1999 at his alma mater Farmington High School (where he was a standout 3-sport athlete in Soccer, Basketball and Tennis) and he coached varsity soccer and middle-school basketball at Watkinson. James is the Founder and CEO of ShockSock, LLC and ShockSockStore.com, a Connecticut based company catering to developing products that protect the feet of athletes from bruising, abrasions and blunt force impacts to the foot region.
Scott Ferguson – Sports Director
is the long-time girls varsity soccer coach at Hall High School and is also a former basketball coach at Hall. “Ferg”, as he’s known by most, grew up in England and attended Boston College on a Division 1 Soccer Scholarship. West Hartford’s 2011 Teacher of the Year, Ferg is also a youth coach in town as well as a highly popular English teacher.
Nick Colagiovanni – Sports Director
was a two-sport all-state athlete at New Britain high school (football, baseball). Nick was picked up by The Colorado Rockies as the final selection in the 2005 MLB draft. He was an All-Northeast Conference wide receiver at Central Connecticut State University, where he is 1st all-time in various areas in the record books. “Coach C” is now Assistant Varsity coach in football at New Britain High School, a district where he is also a physical education and health teacher.
was a standout athlete at Windsor High School in both volleyball and basketball. Brittany earned a full athletic scholarship to attend Pace University in Pleasantville, NY where she had a very successful career by becoming the 24th player in Pace history to score 1,000 points. She lead her team in scoring as a senior; lead the conference in 3pt FG percentage; and lead her team to the Sweet 16 of the 2011 NCAA Tournament by averaging 22 points per game. Brittany was also the first in Pace women’s basketball history to be selected to the all-academic team. Brittany now attends the University of Hartford pursuing her Master in Education and she is the middle school girls’ basketball coach at Watkinson School as well as the JV basketball coach at Windsor High School.
Lisa Pillow –Sports Director was a three sport athlete (field hockey, basketball, and track) at Granby Memorial High School, earning All-Conference and All-State Honors in field hockey. She played at the collegiate level and continues to share her love of the game by coaching in the West Hartford Youth Field Hockey League. Running has always been a part of Lisa‘s life and she continues to compete in many road and trail races each year. To share her passion for running, Lisa became a Certified Running Coach from the Road Runners Club of America and co-founded Girls in Stride, a running program for girls ages 6-14. In five years, the program has expanded from West Hartford to Glastonbury, Farmington and Newington. Lisa is also a speech-language pathologist working with children and adolescents in a private practice in West Hartford.