This is old news, reported five days ago, but it’s worth posting:
Longtime Conard coach Rob Cersosimo has retired after 30 years, according to an article by Hartford Courant’s Tom Yantz.
Cersosimo was just the second football coach in school history. He took over the team from his father-in-law, Bob McKee, in 1984. He was 186-113-3 in 30 years, including five state playoff appearances.
Cersosimo coached the 1987 team to a 10-1 record and into the Class L championship game vs. West Haven, a 7-0 loss. Conard returned to the state playoffs in 2007, 2009, 2010 and 2011, but never won a postseason game.
He was inducted into the Connecticut High School Coaches Association Hall of Fame last month. The National Football Foundation honored him with its Distinguished American award last winter.
His son, Matt, left an assistant job at UConn to join the program this year as offensive coordinator. He is expected to take over as head coach.