Longtime Maloney baseball coach Howie Hewitt has stepped down for his position as the coach of the Spartans baseball team, the Record-Journal of Meriden reported Tuesday.
Hewitt coached the team for 23 years and won 286 games.
He led the Spartans to one state championship game. It was in his first year (1995) and the Spartans lost to Plainville 15-3.
“I’ve been coaching a long time,” Hewitt told reporter Sean Krofssik.
“I love coaching and I love baseball and basketball. I love coaching the kids. I’ve had unbelievable luck and experience. I’ve been off-the-charts lucky with the kids I’ve had and the people I’ve been able to coach with and against. I’ve gotten so much support from Maloney and the CIAC. Everything has been really, really good.”
Hewitt will remain as the school’s boys basketball coach.
Hewitt played for the Spartans, graduating in 1970, before coming back as an assistant coach, according to the RJ.
Hewitt is also only the fourth ever baseball coach in the Spartans’ history. Ed Zajac, Ben Nessing and Bill Papallo are the other three.
Last season the Spartans finished the season 1-19.
Read the full story from the Record-Journal here.