Hamden High School announced it is seeking a head varsity football coach Monday. The school posted the want-ad on the CIAC’s website.
Todd Dowty, took over as an interim coach just before the start of the 2013 season. With the interim contract expired, Hamden athletic director Tom Dyer said the position is now open to applicants.
Dowty had quietly replaced Tony Martone, who had just served his second stint as head coach, served as an assistant last year.
Hamden was 3-8 under Dowty last year. The Dragons started the year 3-1, but ended the year on a seven-game losing streak.
One of the state’s largest public schools, Hamden’s football program has had four-consecutive losing seasons. It’s last playoff appearance was in 2008 under Scott Benoit, who resigned the following year.