• Baldwin, a 53 year-old Goatville native and current Westville resident, is both a battalion chief at the New Haven Fire Department’s Ellsworth Avenue station and the coach of the New Haven Youth Soccer (NHYS) Middle School League’s Edgewood team.
  • The 21-year fire department veteran just wrapped up his seventh year leading the fifth-to-eighth-grade neighborhood soccer team, which finished its spring season in mid-June with an undefeated record of 7 – 0, with 27 goals for and only eight goals against.
  • ” It really is a melting pot,” he said about the soccer team, which this year had around 15 middle school age-students from Edgewood School, ESUMS, and Worthington Hooker.
  • He said there are a surprising similarities between being a battalion chief in the fire department and a coach of a middle school soccer team.

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