He retired as an 8th Grade Social Studies teacher at East Haven Middle School in December 2008, "The Coach" resides in North Branford with his wife Brenda. He has 2 sons, Matthew and his wife Debbie and their daughter Rebecca living in Old Saybrook, and Jeffrey, who lives in Wallingford with his wife Cory and sons Samuel and Nathan. The Coach received the Gold Bat Award from the West Haven Twilight League in 2005
On September 27, 2007, "The Coach" was inducted into the New Haven Gridiron Club's Hall of Fame. In March of 2008, he was honored by the Connecticut Association of Athletic Directors with the Distinguished Service Award - Outside the Field of Athletic Administration.
On March 13,2009, the Coach will receive the Alumni Appreciation Award from SCSU and on March 29th, he received the Chapter Merit Award from the Gene Casey/New Haven Chapter National Football Foundation and Hall of Fame.
Don't Rush the Summer
A lot of people I talk to bring up football - can't wait for the high school season to start - hey I love it too and I can't wait until it starts, but please, don't rush my summer - there are still some big baseball games to be played at all levels, from Little League to American Legion. There are several Connecticut teams with chances to make the World Series at their level. The American Legion regular season is over and the State Tournament is underway. In fact all the regular seasons are over, including Little League.
It's Tournament Time - seems too early to talk about All Stars,but that's the way it is nowadays - thank goodness there are some Little League Administrators who run tournaments for the non All Star players - baseball fields should be flooded everyday with boys and girls throughout the summer.
So let's not rush away the warm weather and the baseball games. They'll go by fast enough. The football season will be here soon enough.
For now, for me, it's baseball, softball, warm weather, hot dogs, hamburgers etc., and oh yes - vacation and lobsters.