St. Joseph running back Jaden Shirden and Sheehan coach John Ferrazzi were awarded the Connecticut High School Coaches Association’s top honors at the annual All-State Football Banquet on Jan 12.
Shirden was named the CHSCA’s 2019 State Player of the Year. He was a four-year starter who played in the maximum amount of high school games (52) in his career.
As a senior, he ran for 2,061 yards and 34 touchdowns on 225 carries as St. Joseph won its third-straight state championship and the No. 1 overall ranking. His 5,529 rushing yards are 11th in state history.
Honored to win CHSCA PLAYER OF THE YEAR pic.twitter.com/l6V7qVYVCI
— Jaden Shirden (@shirden_20) January 12, 2020
Ferrazzi was the CHSCA’s 2019 coach of the year. The 15-year coach guided the Titans to an 11-2 record and the Class S state championship, Sheehan’s first state title since 1985.
— Coach John Ferrazzi (@JohnFerrazzi) January 13, 2020