Sources: T.J. Cavaliere to become next Stratford football coach

Stock football helmetsLaw offensive coordinator T.J. Cavaliere will be named the next head coach at Stratford on Friday, according to two sources close to the decision-makers at Stratford High School.

Stratford athletic director Bob Baird confirmed a decision had been made and was pending Stratford Board of Education approval. He said the school would announce Friday.

Baird declined comment when asked to confirm Cavaliere would be the new coach. “I can’t comment because we still have to tell everybody and get board of education approval, so I don’t know who it is, yet,” he said.

Cavaliere, a social studies teacher at Stratford, previously coached there under Duane Shirden.

He was in the running for the head coaching job in 2010. Stratford instead went with John Svatik.

Svatik resigned on Dec. 4 after going 10-31 in four seasons.

Last year, Cavaliere was also in the running for the job at Bunnell before it went to Doug Cotto.

The Stratford job was opened for a week and interviews were conducted quickly thereafter, one source said. Only a handful of candidates were able to apply during that time.

A Baldwin, N.Y. native who graduated from Fairfield University in 2003, Cavaliere has previously served as Stratford’s wrestling team and boys lacrosse coach.

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    • Sidewinder says

      Maybe because he teaches at Stratford, coached there before (and had some success) and he’s comfortable with the administration.

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