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.
Things Are Heating Up
The American Legion State Tournament and the Little League Baseball and Softball Tournaments are rolling along as Summer continues(my favorite time). So many roads to the World Series of each age class are still open to many area teams.
The American Legion(Senior and Junior) Tournaments are underway. In my mind, Legion baseball is still the best around, especially in Tournament time. The Road to Shelby, North Carolina could see an area team in the Finals.
Little League has many roads that are still open to area teams. The most popular ones are the Roads to Williamsport, Penn. and Portland, Oregon. The 11-12 age brackets seem to get the biggest publicity, but Little League has now started a 50-70 Division(50 ft. mound, 70 ft. bases) and this seems to be a very popular division, getting the boys ready for the bigger diamond.
The Little League roads can be long - District, Section, State, Region, World Series. But the beautiful thing about this -- we can travel them together. Good Luck to all the area teams still on these Roads.