Notre Dame-Fairfield football coach Ted Boynton and Waterford’s Mike Ellis both resigned Wednesday.
Boynton, a teacher at Law, was head coach at Notre Dame for two seasons and was 2-20, including a 1-10 mark this year. His only victory was a 34-27 win over Crosby during the SWC-NVL Challenge in Week 6. He also had a forfeit win over Immaculate in 2013.
Boynton resigned for to pursue other opportunities, according to athletic director Rob Bleggi. Notre Dame is now looking for its sixth head coach over the last 10 seasons.
Ellis, a Stonington graduate, coached at Waterford for the last 14 seasons and took the Lancers to the state playoffs twice. He was 60-62 as a head coach. Waterford’s last playoff appearance was in 2011.
Ellis told Mike DiMauro of the Day of New London that family considerations were the reason for his resignation.
“Our record the last few years wasn’t good and that’s on me,” Ellis told The Day. “Plus, my oldest daughter is going to be a senior at Fitch and I haven’t seen her run a cross-country meet yet. It’s the right decision at the right time.”
Coaching Vacancies 2015:
- Amity — Has vacancy listed on CIAC
- Bristol Eastern — Mike Achrangelo resigned after the season
- Bunnell – Doug Cotto fired at midseason
- Coginchaug — Has vacancy listed on CIAC
- East Haven – Anthony Lucibello resigned at midseason
- Fitch – Jordan Panucci not renewed after season
- Guilford – Tom Unger resigned after season
- Lyman Hall – Rob Marone fired at midseason
- Notre Dame-Fairfield — Ted Boynton resigned after two seasons
- Northwest Catholic — Mike Tyler retired at end of season
- Waterford — Mike Ellis resigned after season