CGS Contributors

There are a lot of people who help make Couch Guy Sports what it is today. Want to get to know the people who make CGS what it is? Well, take a look below!



Nick Quaglia

Originally from Dighton, MA, Nick Quaglia has been with Couch Guy Sports since day one. Why? Well, that’s because he’s the owner and started the blog after the Sox decided to pickup Clay Buchholz’s option and needed somewhere to let out his frustrations about it. Classic. Like many other CGS personnel, Nick grew up in Massachusetts and has always been a massive fan of all four teams. Growing up in the championship era for this city has been insane. The Red Sox are his number one, but he’ll talk and write about it all. Just give him a topic! Hit him up on Twitter @NickQuag and thanks for supporting the site.

Jared Scali

Jared Scali comes to Couch Guy Sports from New Hampshire (Live Free or Die baby!!). Jared is the VP of CGS and manager of the CGS store. He joined Couch Guy after meeting Quags doing work at ESPN NH. You can find Jared co-hosting on the CGS podcast with Nick Quaglia. Jared is a baseball NUT (he watches most of the 162 game season) so naturally he is host of the Into the Triangle podcast with Al Nahigian. Jared is a born and raised NH native and is a diehard Boston sports guy. Hit him up on twitter to talk Red Sox or Ken Griffey Jr. any day of the week @Jared_Scali. When Jared isn’t on a mic or working hard on the store, you can find Jared on the volleyball court coaching travel volleyball.

Al Nahigian

Al Nahigian is from Saugus, MA, He writes for CGS on Mondays and Fridays. Besides writing, he is also the Digital Content Director of CGS as well. When he doesn’t write, he hosts the Legends Lingo podcast and co-hosts the Into the Triangle podcast with Jared Scali. When he doesn’t write or podcast, you can find Al in the classroom or on the baseball field. He has Master’s in Elementary Education and coaches travel baseball/basketball along the North Shore of MA.

Diego Galvis

Diego Galvis was born and raised in Colombia. He immigrated to the the US when he was 12 years old with his family. He graduated from Burlington High School in 2010 and from Bay State College with a bachelors in Business in 2015. Diego is a huge Boston sports fan and has huge passion/love for the city of Boston! Diego is also a BIG soccer and WWE fan. Diego is our Assistant content director and writes for CGS on Tuesdays and Saturdays. When he isn’t working or writing, Diego is also a local club DJ here in the city of Boston. Check out Diego here on the blog or out in the night life of Boston!


CGS Contributors


Chris Addorisio

Chris Addorisio comes to us from Westchester, New York. Born and raised a proud New Yorker! Chris’s favorite teams are the Giants, Rangers, and Yankees. He also enjoys the Celtics and Duke college basketball! Chris works as an assistant media buyer for a marketing company. When he’s not at work, he enjoys watching sports and playing them as well! Currently, Chris writes once a week for CGS on Mondays. He also has a podcast, Burnie and Chris, with his great friend Matt Burnett. We also both went to Curry College together! In his spare time, he watches sports, works out, hangs with family and enjoys the simple things in life! Chris is a proud member of this amazing family that we call Couch Guy Sports!

Josie Averitt

Representing the west coast, Josie Averitt is originally from Las Vegas, NV, but currently lives in Boise, ID. Josie just finished her Masters in Educational Leadership from Boise State University. After graduating, she decided to join CGS as a writer on Sundays. The two sports Josie enjoys most are football (NFL) and hockey (NHL). When she’s not watching, tweeting or writing about her favorite teams the Vegas Golden Knights and Dallas Cowboys, you can find Josie outdoors. She likes yoga, hiking, being in the sunshine and wine.

Evan Bolliger

Evan Bolliger comes to us from Tolland, CT. He’s a blogger for CGS every other Wednesday, giving hard hitting case studies for Red Sox players and other MLB players league wide. He’s also a co-host on our baseball podcast, Around the Diamond, that he does with his good friend Sam Edwards. When he isn’t writing, podcasting, or working, Evan loves to be playing and watching sports, gaming, and watching movies. Make sure to check out Evan’s blogs and podcast on the CGS network weekly! (or bi-weekly for the blogs!)

Brent Buckley

Brent Buckley hails from Reading, MA. His day job is being a talent management analyst for a tech and defense company. In his free time, he dresses like a bat and fights crime! He even calls himself manbat! On the serious side, you can find Brent writing blogs for CGS on Mondays and Thursdays. Brent loves any and all sports he can get, but his heart rests with Boston sports, along with college basketball/football.

Matt Burnett

Matt Burnett brings his spicy takes to us from Mattapoisett MA! Currently, he is a writer, editor and co-host for the Burnie and Chris podcast with Chris Addorisio. He is a diehard New England Patriots fan who is not afraid to speak his opinion about the team. Matt graduated from Curry College in 2019 with a degree in Communications where he focused on sports broadcasting. Since then he has been working non stop and can be found working on a golf course somewhere on Cape Cod!

Pete Chatterton

Pete Chatterton is proudly from Chatham, New Jersey and proudly roots for mediocre New York sports. After living in Massachusetts for the last 6 years (attended Gordon College for 4 years and lived here after), his aversion to Boston sports has only grown stronger. He continually holds out hope for a Mets World Series and a Rangers Stanley Cup championship. He is currently earning his Masters in Education in Special Education at Gordon College in Wenham, MA. Pete writes for CGS on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays.

Tom “Powder” Cadmus

Tom “Powder” Cadmus is from Danvers, MA and a graduate of Southern New Hampshire University. He writes for CGS on Mondays covering all things MLB. He is a Co-Host of The Legends Lingo Podcast, with Al Nahigian and Tom “Fiesta” Satham-Fisette, which talks about all Boston Sports. When he’s not writing or podcasting, he helps run a travel baseball league out of New England called the Elite Baseball League (EBL) and helps coach their national teams that travel to various parts of the country. There are many stories behind how he got his nickname, but the real one is he had too much sunscreen on my face and looked like a movie character.

Zack Connell

Zack Connell is a CGS writer that comes from Ayer, Massachusetts. Zack is a recent graduate from Fitchburg State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Communications. Make sure to check out Zack’s CGS blogs every Saturday on the website. From basketball to football and miscellaneous things in between, Zack has you covered for a weekend blog.

Matt Desrosiers

Representing New Bedford, MA, Matt Desrosiers is the Fantasy Baseball Expert at Couch Guy Sports. You can find him on the High Heat Fantasy Baseball Podcast. Matt’s Fantasy Baseball articles drop on Thursdays. He is also a member of the hit podcast, Legends Lingo.  Check him out on Twitter…@MattyKiwoom.

Tom Dirusso

Tom Dirusso writes about the Jets, Yankees, Knicks, and Colorado football/basketball for CGS. He studied at the University of Colorado Boulder where he fell in love with the mountains and cheering on the Buffs sports teams. He currently lives in Jersey City, New Jersey where he works as an accountant. When he isn’t watching sports, Tom likes to golf, (legally) gamble, and be an annoying Yankee fan on twitter. Check out Tom’s blogs on Wednesdays and Fridays!

Jess Donahue

Jess Donahue is a Plymouth, Massachusetts native who is not afraid to state her opinion. Whether it be a food take or Monday morning quarterbacking, Jess is there to give it to you. She lives and breathes for the New England Patriots. Anyone who stans the McCourty Twins does not stan them half as much as Jess. Along with the twins, Jess is ride or die for Vince Wilfork. All of her football takes can be found on Mondays and Thursdays here on CGS. Jess also is a big helps behind the scenes with CGS social media. When not helping CGS, she also writes with a great group of ladies at PUCKer Up Sports.

Sam Edwards

Sam Edwards comes to us  from Manchester, Connecticut. He is one of the hosts on the Around the Diamond podcast with Evan Bolliger. Sam also is in charge of editing and promotion for the podcast. In his free time, he enjoys playing many different types of sports including Ultimate, Volleyball and Ping Pong. Sam also loves hanging out with my family (fun fact: he has 9 brothers and sisters) and playing MLB the Show or Apex Legends. Check out Sam on the Around the Diamond Podcast every week on the CGS network!

Andrew Fasciano

Andrew Fasciano comes to CGS from Lincoln, Massachusetts. For the site, Andrew writes blogs on Saturdays and Tuesdays, helps out with social media and is a co-host on the Yellow Card Podcast. You can primarily find him writing/speaking about cycling and soccer, but Andrew is also a big fan of the major Boston sports teams. In his free time, Andrew enjoys playing video games, watching movies and exploring nature.

Jamie Gaitlin

To be announced…

Mike Gilligan

Mike Gilligan hails from southern Rhode Island. Gilli is a devout Boston sports fan through and through. Also, Gilli is the sole Rhode Island delegate at CGS, and thus can speak on behalf of the entire Ocean State in his blogs. Listen to his rants and ramblings on the Small State Big Takes podcast, as well as the new Verbally Committed college sports podcast under the CGS platform. Gilli drops blogs on Mondays and Wednesdays. When he isn’t blogging or podcasting, you can find Gilli screaming his head off at URI basketball games!

Chris Henrique

Chris Henrique is from southeastern Massachusetts, selling sporting goods by day and blogs by night. He currently contributes to CGS on Tuesdays and Fridays, covering all sports. When he’s not tweeting, blogging, or podcasting; you’ll find a gin and tonic in his hand while watching sports. He is a diehard Red Sox, Patriots, Seinfeld and Curb Your Enthusiasm fan. In addition to CGS, you can find more of his work on all New England sports over at Boston Sports Syndicate.

Jeff Hoak

Jeff Hoak is from Bangor Maine, but born and raised in Cambridge, Maine. He is a writer for CGS on Sundays and Wednesdays, mostly writing about all things Boston Sports. When not writing for CGS, you can find Jeff producing and co-hosting for 92.9 the Ticket’s, The Morning Line. He also is constantly trying to work on his golf swing on the course. He also works two other jobs, so he has a full plate.

Waleed Jeha

Waleed Jeha comes to us from Saugus, MA. He is a diehard Patriots fan with an admiration for Vince Wilfork and all other things Patriots. You can see Waleed on our Twitch channel playing COD, Fortnite, and whatever else he feels like playing on his streams! When he isn’t streaming, Waleed can be seen helping take care of animals at his job at PetSmart, playing football or basketball, or hanging out with friends and family!

Zach Jezioro

Zach Jezioro was born and raised in Buffalo, NY. If there’s one thing you should know about Zach, he LOVES
sports just like the rest of the CGS staff. His favorite sports are hockey, football and baseball, in that order. Zach is a Sabres, Bills and Red Sox fan. For Couch Guy Sports, he writes on Tuesdays and Thursdays and is a co-host on the “Into the Triangle” podcast. In his free time, Zach likes to play video games, hangout with his friends and go to sporting events.

Chris Jones

Chris Jones also comes to us from Saugus MA. Jones is a writer for CGS and honestly…he has a chance to write every single day. He is currently part of three podcasts on the network: The Chasers, Yellow Card Podcast and Suplex Biddies. In his spare time, Jones enjoy watching sports with my friends. He’s a huge fan of the NBA, NFL, NHL, Soccer, UFC, MLB, College Basketball and College Football. Check him out on twitter for his picks and overall sports opinions! @cjoneswho1212

Jake Kobierski

Like Powder, Jake Kobierski is a Danvers, MA resident. He writes for CGS on Fridays, specializing in the New England Patriots and other NFL topics. He graduated from Framingham State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management. In his free time, you can catch Jake playing in a men’s flag football league with some of his closest friends!

Oliver Martel

Oliver Martel comes to us from Rhode Island! He is a software engineer who graduated from the University of Rhode Island in 2017. Olly is one of the four big takers for the Small State Big Takes podcast. He is also an avid David Price loyalist until the day he dies. He is an avid fan of the Winston Bishop fan club. You can also catch Oliver streaming on Twitch @Olly1Putt and potentially back on the CGS twitch soon? Stay tuned for that…

John McCormack

John McCormack comes to us from Everett, MA. John is a staff writer for Couch Guy Sports who writes on Wednesdays and Saturdays. His blogs cover all sorts of topics from NBA, to golf, to video games, and just about anything else you can think of! When he’s not writing, John thoroughly enjoys playing basketball or dominating search and destroy in Call of Duty.

Liam McDaid

Greetings from Liam McDaid! Liam is the Co-host and editor of our Celtics-based podcast “The Rafters”. Check out their episodes every week on all podcast platforms! He comes from the beautiful town of Hingham, Massachusetts where he spends his free time with great friends, surfing, running, paddle-boarding, bridge/cliff jumping, and playing the sports that pertain to his podcasts. When he’s lounging, you can find Liam at the beach or in the sauna. Liam’s life revolves around sports and keeping himself active so he’s able to talk about it with the crew at Couch Guy Sports. CGS has been nothing short of a dream come true for him.

Lydia Murray

Lydia Murray comes to us from Cape Elizabeth, Maine. She’s a diehard Bruins fan who writes for CGS on Wednesdays. In addition to writing about hockey, she loves playing it, listening to music, going to concerts, and playing with dogs. She’s also a huge fly-fisherman and spends her summers at her family’s remote fly-fishing lodge 94 miles from the nearest town in the wilderness of Labrador, Canada. In addition to CGS, you can find her work over at PUCKerUp Sports and BlackNGold Hockey.

Fred O’Brien

Fred O’Brien was born and raised in South Boston, MA. Fred currently writes for CGS and publishes every Thursday. He covers all things NFL and likes to put his focus into one sport to give out better content for the followers of CGS. Fred has both his Bachelors and Masters in Business Management and is a Sales Training Specialist at UniFirst Corporate HeadQuarters in Wilmington, MA. In his spare time, Fred likes to stay active with physical fitness and spend time with his family, friends, and his Australian Shepherd, Brock.

Kevin Perdios

Kevin Perdios comes to us from Braintree, MA,. He writes for CGS on Fridays and Saturdays. He also is the co-host of the High Heat Fantasy Baseball Podcast with Matt Desrosiers. When he doesn’t write, Kevin is working on getting his Masters online in Athletic Administration at Ohio University. Kevin is also a high school baseball coach for Archbishop Williams High School in Braintree, MA. He also is the head coach of the 10u team for the Braintree Bandits AAU Program. Catch Kevin on the field or on the blog every Friday and Saturday!

Connor Ryan

Though his friends call him Jackie Daytona, we have Connor Ryan from Rhode Island #ChargerPride. Connor now is a proud member of the Midwest. You can read what Connor thinks about every Wednesday and Friday on Couch Guy. He also co-hosts our college sports podcast, Verbally Committed. This podcast covers everything in the college sports world. When he isn’t writing or podcasting, Connor’s day job is being a play-by-play radio broadcaster for a pro minor league independent baseball team called the Sioux City Explorers. Connor has some firm beliefs including; Deflategate was a witch hunt, if Brady is a system QB it’s because he is the system, the Celtics would have won in 2010 if it wasn’t for Rasheed Wallace, Scott Frost will return Nebraska to glory, there was not a second left on the clock in the 2009 Big 12 Championship game, and he hates Colt McCoy.

Tom “Fiesta” Satham Fisette

Tom ‘“Fiesta” Satham-Fisette is a die hard Boston Sports fan who is currently residing in Everett, MA. When not being the life of the Fiesta, you can catch him giving hot takes on the Fi n E Podcast with Evan McGinn and handing out picks on The Chasers Podcast. You can also catch him every Thursday with his weekly blogs. Check him out on twitter as well @tsf52.

Pat Shuman

Pat Shuman originally comes from Weymouth, MA. He’s a Boston sports fan through and through. He lives in Bedford, MA with his (Philadelphian) wife Alison, where they have to divide their house based on their our sports allegiances. When he’s not writing about obscure baseball players, stats, and hot takes, Pat’s working on getting his Masters of Arts in Theology degree at Gordon Conwell Seminary in Wenham, MA.

Mike Sullivan

Mike Sullivan is a contributor for us here at Couch Guy Sports. He’s a displaced New Englander living in Orlando at the moment. Even though he normally write about the Patriots, anything New England sports related, he’s your guy! His life essentially revolves around watching sports and writing about sports related topics. Check out Mike’s blogs on the site on Mondays and Thursdays!

Heidi Thomas

Heidi Thomas is a transplant from Old Saybrook, Connecticut as she currently lives in Dracut, MA. You can find Heidi talking hockey every Saturday here on CGS. She was a hurdler in high school and at Gordon College in Wenham, MA. She’s ridden horses in her spare time, for about 14 years! When she isn’t writing, hurdling, or writing, Heidi can be seen playing with her Greyhound named Berkeley, who always keeps her laughing.

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