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.
Another Great Football Season
Well another exciting football season came to an end at Rentschler Field with 4 Championship games. Congrats to Xavier, Hand, Ansonia and Hillhouse for winning State Titles. As in past years, the games were one-sided with the exception of the Hand-Windsor game and even that was over in the 2nd half. Many times the best games take in the semifinals. This year the NFA-Staples game was probably the most exciting, decided by 2 points.
I know the CIAC loves going to UCONN for the games, but the weather can be a factor. UCONN has natural grass and with bad weather it could be an issue.
CCSU has chimed in possibly offering their venue to host the games and they do have artificial turf. I still say a good high school venue with a high school atmosphere is still the best. Personally, if I win a state title at West Haven, UCONN, CCSU or in my back yard it will mean just as much, but that is just my opinion.
So put away the helmets and bring out the hockey sticks and basketballs and let's go indoors as the winter seasons begin and teams begin their quest for a state championship.