Jim Olayos, President of Future Stars Sports Academy, has been involved in sports for over thirty years as both a player and a coach. He is presently the Advancement Director of Notre Dame High School in Fairfield, Connecticut. Previous to his work at Notre Dame, he was the Athletic Director at St. Joseph High School in Trumbull, Connecticut. In September, 2000 he was selected as America's Most Caring Coach by USA Today Weekend Magazine. In 2001 he was the recipient of the Central Connecticut YMCA Strong Kids Award. In 2003 he was voted one of the top 100 most influential people in Connecticut High School Sports. His sports/educational program has been featured in the New York Times and he has lectured and presented his program for the Frank McGuire Foundation, The After School Corporation (TASC), the National Alliance For Youth Sports (NAYS) and Youth Basketball of America (YBOA). His program has been featured in both the New York Times and USA Today.
Jim is a graduate of Fairfield University and Quinnipiac School of Law. During those years he was also the head coach for Masuk High School in Monroe, receiving the New York Daily News Coach of the Year Award. After graduating law school, he also served as an assistant coach at the University of Bridgeport under New England's all-time winningest basketball coach, Bruce Webster. He has been an assistant coach at St. Joseph High School under the State of Connecticut's all-time winningest coach, Vito Montelli, and assisted in the McDonald's All American game in Indianapolis in 1991, where he coached NBA All Star, Grant Hill.
Since retiring from his law practice of twenty years he has devoted himself to the Future Stars Children's Foundation of which he serves as Executive Director. Through his involvement with Future Stars and as Director of Athletic Development at Notre Dame High School, Fairfield, CT Jim is able to share his sports knowledge along with his concern for children.
Jim and his wife Kim have four sons and reside in Shelton, Connecticut.
Manny Torres, Future Stars/Technique Tigers Baseball Director, has been a self-motivated, energetic baseball player with a positive attitude since the age of four.
Manny was selected by the Texas Ranges in the 28th round of the 1995 Amateur Baseball Draft, but he chose to attend the University of Alabama on a baseball scholarship. During his time at Alabama, he was Freshman and NCWBA All-American and All-SEC. He was a member of the 1996 SEC Championship team and '96, '97 and '99 SEC Tournament Champions and played in the '96, '97 and '99 College World Series. In 2004 Manny was selected to the 10 Anniversary All-Jim Wells Team named for Alabama baseball coach, Jim Wells.
Manny's college career pitching record was an outstanding 21-4. He signed as a free agent with the Cincinnati Reds-but recurring injuries forced him to find a new passion in life-working with kids and teaching baseball.