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.
Football Season Upon Us
Yes, ok, Summer is over. Well, technically not September 21, but let's face it, pools are being closed, beaches have fewer people on them and quite frankly, it is depressing. It seems Summer never really had a chance to get going and that's probably because many school systems didn't end their school year until the end of June.
I love Summertime, hot weather, and all the things associated with it. But I must face facts and know that Fall is upon us and days are getting shorter. A new season is about to begin - the Football season.
The football season begins in September and will end in December at CCSU with the State Championships. Football is unique in that 1 loss could mean no post season, depending on what division your team falls in.
This will be an 11 game season, first of 2 in a row. I think every season can be 11 games. It seems the last scrimmage every team plays is basically game conditions. Why not start the season a week earlier? Better still, why not start all teams on the same day in the Summer and then all teams can start in the same week.
Anyway, for now, this is the way it is and we must deal with it.
The first week is a big week beginning with the SCC-FCIAC Challenge. The beautiful thing about the 11 game schedule is it gives the opportunity to play teams from other conferences. Of course, they risk the possibility of a loss and a playoff spot.
The season will start on Wednesday, September 11. So line the fields, check the goalposts, get the water ready, make sure the equipment is up to snuff and let's go.
I know I said I love Summer, but once the new season begins, I'll be pumped up. So join me on 960WELI, 960WELI.com and iheart radio(WELI is a free app) and we'll get pumped up together.