Welcome Ray Degnan to the SHA Athletic family! He will take over for SHA’s beloved Mr. Bedocs next year as SHA’s AD! Coach Bedocs is re-retiring after 48 years in education! The Athletic department wishes him much health and happiness! #SHAsharks pic.twitter.com/ZmEcZNqaxb
— SHA Athletics (@SHA_Sharks) May 10, 2019
Raymond Degnan III will become Sacred Heart Academy’s new athletic director effective July 1.
Degnan is an English teacher, assistant varsity and head junior varsity baseball coach and girls’ basketball varsity coach at North Haven High School,. For 12 years, he has been teaching and coaching at North Haven.
Other responsibilities at North Haven include serving as girls’ flag football head coach, Unified Sports facilitator/coach, and CHSCA Senior All-Star Game coordinator.
Current Athletic Director George Bedocs, of Hamden, will “retire” for the second time this June after serving as Sacred Heart’s athletic director for 14 years.
Prior to joining the Sacred Heart community, he was an educator at Hamden High School for 34 years.
During his time at Sacred Heart, golf and ice hockey were added to the athletic varsity offerings, which now number 14.