Lou has devoted more than five decades of his life to Farrell, first as a student, then as coach, teacher, administrator and – perhaps most importantly — role model.
Following his graduation from Farrell, he went on to earn a bachelor’s degree in physical education from the University of Bridgeport, and his master’s degree at Concordia College. Shortly after graduating from college, Lou returned to Farrell as a faculty member, and is now in his 34th year at the school.
Lou has served in many positions while at Farrell, including assistant football coach, physical education teacher, biology and human anatomy teacher, and Assistant Director of Athletics. He also served on the Executive Steering Committee for the Campaign for Monsignor Farrell, the Alumni Association Board of Directors, as well as the Alumni Stadium Campaign Committee.
In 1992, Lou was elevated to Director of Athletics, a position which he held for 18 years. He continues in his role as teacher as well as Farrell’s golf coach today.
Lou currently serves as a member of the Hall of Fame Committee.
In addition to Lou, the Baldassano family has been closely associated with Farrell for years. Len Baldassano, Lou’s brother, is also a Farrell Alumnus and a member of the class of 1971. Lou also has two nephews that are Farrell graduates: Chris ’05 and Brian ’07. Lou’s father, Salvatore, was a fixture at the school from the time his sons were students to his death, volunteering at almost every school athletic function. The Farrell freshman basketball tournament is named in his honor.