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.
Great Games Thus Far
The Winter season has already provided some exciting contests in both Basketball and Hockey. It seems there is more parity in the sports this year.
Hockey has 3 Divisions( and it should stay that way) and this year, teams from D1 and D2 have beaten teams in D1. The level of difference in talent between the divisions is not as pronounced as in recent years.
I really believe Div. 2 and Div. 3 are wide open. Any number of teams can win the State Championship, which will make for great games down the stretch.
Basketball to me is always wide open in all 4 Classes. One bad game and your season is over.
The games continue and so does the excitement as we head toward the Conference and State Tournaments.