St. Joseph DC Chris Sadler to become next coach at Notre Dame-Fairfield

Chris Sadler, a St. Joseph all-FCIAC lineman who returned to his alma mater and helped coach it to four state titles in six years, has accepted the head coaching job at Notre Dame-Fairfield. Notre Dame-Fairfield confirmed the hire via press release on Wednesday afternoon. “As an administrative team they understand how football can energize a community […]

State Championship Bling (a series): Xavier’s Class LL-Small title rings

Xavier's 2014 Class LL-Small state championship ring.

It’s that time of year again, when our state champions begin unveiling the jewel-encrusted goodness from their postseason banquets. Welcome back to Championship Bling, where we show off those wares to everyone else. First up, Xavier’s ring from its 28-27 overtime victory over Shelton in the Class LL-Small championship. When you’re done ‘Ooohing’ and ‘Ahhhhing,’ […]

Football: Super 100 All-Star Combine this Sunday at Hillhouse

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The Super 100 Football All-Star Classic game at Rentschler Field. Hillhouse's Harold Cooper, left, carried the ball. Notre Dame of West Haven's Sal Esposito on the stop. (Mara Lavitt — New Haven Register)

Connecticut High School Coaches Association’s Super 100 All-Star football game is holding a combine at the Floyd Little Athletic Center in New Haven on Sunday, 11 a.m. Football players who wish to play in the game, which will be held in late June at Rentschler Field, must attend the combine. To be eligible, players head […]

Football: McCormick accepts head coach position at Hyde

Brandon McCormick has accepted the head coach position at Hyde, he confirmed Wednesday. The position still needs to be approved by the Board of Education. McCormick said a meeting is scheduled for April 6 to approve the hire. McCormick has been on staff at Hyde since 2008, most notably as the team’s defensive co-ordinator. McCormick […]

55th Gene Casey National Football Foundation Scholar Athletes

The 55th anniversary of the Casey-O’Brien New Haven County Chapter of the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame Scholar Athlete dinner will be held on Friday April 10 at Fantasia, 404 Washington Ave, North Haven. A reception will be held at 5:30 pm with the march to the head table at 6:30 pm. […]

Football: Northeast Showcase to be held May 2

The 6th Annual Northeast Football Showcase which will be held May 2 at Cheshire High School. The Northeast Football Showcase provides high school, prep school, and junior college football players with the opportunity to showcase their athletic abilities to Division II, Division III, and NAIA college coaches throughout the Northeast. This year’s showcase is directed […]

Football: Benjamin hired at Platt Tech

Jimmy Benjamin has been elevated from assistant coach to head coach at Platt Tech. Benjamin takes over for Chris Theriault, who stepped down after two seasons at the helm. For the past four years, Benjamin served as the Panthers’ head freshman coach and as an offensive line coach on the varsity. Benjamin, a former football […]

Fitch, Ledyard, East Lyme, New London break from ECC, announce formation of new conference [updated]

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Four Eastern Connecticut Conference schools announced Tuesday they were officially breaking ties with the league and forming a new athletic conference, Ledyard, Fitch, East Lyme and New London will form a new league called the Southeastern Connecticut Athletic Conference — SCAC — in “an alliance that preserves traditional rivalries,” according to a press release from […]

SCC releases 2015 football schedules; One-year agreement looks to future

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The official 2015 SCC Football composite schedules have been approved. Commissioner Al Carbone released the schedules Tuesday. Unlike previous years, the 2015 schedule is a one-year agreement and part of a compromise between the larger and/or stronger schools in Division I and the smaller schools of Division II to eliminate the historical two mandatory ‘crossover’ […]

Eight to be inducted into Hillhouse Hall of Fame March 28

Eight people and one team will be inducted into the Hillhouse High Hall of Fame March 28 at the Foxon Country House. The inductees are: William “Derk McCoy (1961), who starred in football and went on to have a long career for the New Haven police department; William Gray (1964), who starred in basketball and […]

Football: Mike Eagle leaves Morgan to become head coach at Guilford

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Mike Eagle, who spent the last five seasons at Morgan, has stepped down to become the head coach at Guilford. Eagle said being a resident of Guilford and the father of two boys played a factor in his decision to leave Morgan. Eagle is a middle school physical education and health teacher in Berlin but […]

Football: 2015 Coaching Vacancy List

Coaching changes 2015: Amity — Bert Mozelous resigned | Ted Czepiga hired Bridgeport Central – Mike Farrell hired to replace Brian Gordon. Bristol Eastern – Mike Achrangelo resigned after season | Paul Phillippon rumored to return (unconfirmed) Bunnell – Doug Cotto fired at midseason Canton – Paul Phillippon resigned after three seasons, citing low numbers Coginchaug – John Bozzi resigns | Nick DeAngelo hired East Haven – Anthony Lucibello […]

Football: Simsbury hires Dave Masters as new head coach

Dave Masters was named the new head football coach of Simsbury High School on Friday. Photo courtesy Simsbury Athletics.

Dave Masters has been named the new head football coach at Simsbury, the school’s athletic department announced in a press release Friday. Simsbury Athletic Director Dane Street was quoted in the release announcing the hiring: After a thorough application and interview process, it was clear to the hiring committee that Dave possesses the knowledge, passion, and enthusiasm […]

Football: Mike Farrell takes over for Brian Gordon at Bridgeport Central

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With Brian Gordon moving to a front-office position as assistant principal, Bridgeport Central has hired Mike Farrell to take over as football coach, the Connecticut Post reported Sunday night. Farrell had been an assistant coach for the Hilltoppers from 2004-2011, an eight-year stretch that saw the football program cast away 30 years of irrelevance and contend […]

Football: Middletown’s Highsmith switches from UConn to Army [Updated]

Dario Highsmith, Middletown

MIDDLETOWN >> Middletown High School football star Dario Highsmith has decided to attend the US Military Academy at West Point to play for Army, according to his father Friday night. Highsmith had previously announced he would attend the University of Connecticut as a preferred walk-on, but since that time he and his family met with […]

Football: Greenwich all-state end Scooter Harrington verbally commits to Boston College

Greenwich's Scooter Harrington (80) makes a tackle last season. He was a Class LL all-state player for Greenwich as a junior (Photo Peter Paguaga)

Scooter Harrington, a 6-foot-5, 235-pound all-state and all-FCIAC end at Greenwich, became one of the first Class of 2016 Connecticut high school football commits Saturday when he announced his commitment to Boston College. Harrington made the announcement on Twitter, complete with a photo of him in Boston College gear at Alumni Field back in 2004. […]

Recruiting 2015: Connecticut high school football college commits [updated, Feb. 20]

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The following is a list of players from Connecticut High Schools who have signed letters of intent or have made commitments for the Class of 2015. For most schools, particularly Division I, commitments are unbinding until the player signs a letter of intent beginning on National Signing Day on Wednesday, February 4, 2015. Players attending […]

Football: Brett Quinion named head coach at Northwest Catholic

Former Avon coach Brett Quinion was named the next coach at Northwest Catholic.
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Brett Quinion has been named the head football coach at Northwest Catholic, the school announced Thursday. Quinion replaces Mike Tyler, who retired at the end of this past season. Quinion previously served as head coach at Avon from 2002-2012. There, he compiled a record of 68-37 and reached the state playoffs three times. Quinion was […]

Football: Aiden Lynch officially takes over at Lyman Hall

Wallingford's board of education unanimously approved Aiden Lynch (at right) to take over for Rob Marone (far left). Lynch coached the final eight games of 2014 when Marone was fired for an illegal offseason training violation (Photo by Peter Hvizdak)

Aiden Lynch, who served half a season as an interim coach after Lyman Hall fired Rob Marone for conducting an illegal practice, will officially take over the job. This is Lynch’s first head coaching gig. Lynch, a 2000 Lyman Hall graduate, was unanimously approved as head coach at a Wallingford board of education meeting Wednesday […]

Football: Amity announces alumnus Ted Czepiga as next coach

New Amity football coach Ted Czepiga (left) stands with athletic director Ernie Goodwin as the school announced the hiring of the 2004 graduate. (via Amity High School Athletics)

Ted Czepiga, whose prowess at running back and linebacker led Amity to playoff berth in 2002, has been hired as the Spartans’ next football coach, the school announced Tuesday afternoon. The 29-year old Bethany native takes over for Bert Mozealous, who resigned earlier this season. A CHSCA all-state and New Haven Register all-area player, Czepiga smashed Amity’s career […]