Sal Cintorino, a veteran head coach with stops at Newington, Bristol Central and at Central Connecticut State, has been hired as the next coach at Avon, the Collinsville Press reported Monday.
“It is certainly an exciting opportunity,” Cintorino told the Collinsville Press. “I had the opportunity to attend some events this winter and thought it was a healthy environment and an opportunity to be part of something special. I know about the caliber of athletes here and the support of the administration. It is a good fit.”
Cintorino takes over for Jim Caouette, who resigned after compiling a 29-3 record after three seasons and nearly reached the CIAC playoffs in two of those years. Avon, which moved to the CCC last season, has had nine-consecutive winning seasons.
Cintorino, who has a 49-52-1 record as a high school head coach, spent the last two years as an assistant. He was the offensive coordinator for Paul Philippon at Canton in 2014 when the Warriors went 10-0 and reached the Class S-Small playoffs. He followed Philippon to Bristol Eastern last year.
Previously, Cintorino was the head coach at CCSU from 1992-2000 and was 33-56. He coached Newington from 2003-2007 and coached the Indians to a 34-17-1 record and an appearance in the 2004 Class L semifinals vs. Staples (a 21-14 loss). He coached at Bristol Central from 2009-2013.
He is an assistant chief administrative officer and director of facilities management at Central Connecticut State.
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