Todd Dowty’s interim tag has been removed and he will officially become the next Hamden football coach, Hamden athletic director Tom Dyer confirmed Friday.
“Todd is definitely our guy,” Dyer said. “The kids like playing for him. We are excited to have Todd at the helm.”
Dowty, who is an Industrial Arts teacher at Hamden High, took over for former coach Tony Martone just before the start of last year’s football season.
“The interim tag came late in August,” Dyer said. “Now he has a chance to put his stamp on this program. We felt strongly that he was the best guy to turn our program around.”
Dowty guided the Green Dragons to a 3-7 record this past fall. Hamden started the season 3-1 with wins over Danbury, East Haven and Law, but lost its final six games of the year.