Anthony Avallone has been named the next football coach at Guilford, athletic director Jake Jarvis confirmed in a press release Monday.
Avallone coached Guilford’s freshman team under former coach Mike Eagle last season. Prior to joining the Guilford staff last year, Avallone, 46, coached eight years for the Guilford Youth Football program.
He is a managing partner for Reitman Personnel, a staffing company out of Branford.
Avallone played at North Branford and was a nose guard at Central Connecticut State. His son, Anthony, will be a senior back and defensive lineman next year.
“Anthony has great rapport with the student athletes and strong ties to the Guilford community,” Jarvis said in an emailed statement. “Anthony has a deep appreciation for the balances that are required for student athletes. We are fortunate to have him lead our football program.”
Avallone replaces Eagle, who came to Guilford after a successful stint at Morgan. Eagle resigned after two seasons on Dec. 19. He was 5-15 as the Indians’ coach.