He retired as an 8th Grade Social Studies teacher at East Haven Middle School in December 2008, "The Coach" resides in North Branford with his wife Brenda. He has 2 sons, Matthew and his wife Debbie and their daughter Rebecca living in Old Saybrook, and Jeffrey, who lives in Wallingford with his wife Cory and sons Samuel and Nathan. The Coach received the Gold Bat Award from the West Haven Twilight League in 2005
On September 27, 2007, "The Coach" was inducted into the New Haven Gridiron Club's Hall of Fame. In March of 2008, he was honored by the Connecticut Association of Athletic Directors with the Distinguished Service Award - Outside the Field of Athletic Administration.
On March 13,2009, the Coach will receive the Alumni Appreciation Award from SCSU and on March 29th, he received the Chapter Merit Award from the Gene Casey/New Haven Chapter National Football Foundation and Hall of Fame.
Also, on November 3, 2008, Coach was honored by the March of Dimes as an Elm City Legend at the Omni Hotel in New Haven.
Summer is here and I love it. I really don't mind the hot weather at all. I used to love playing baseball and then softball all summer long. As a young boy, I played baseball all day long, took a break for lunch, and then played more baseball, couldn't get enough. When I was growing up, there was no travel baseball. You played in your leagues, had the playoffs, limited All-Stars and that was it. But I relished every minute. Now there are travel teams, all-star teams, non-all star teams, you name it - there's a team or league for it. Boys and girls today have so many more opportunities and they should take advantage of them , provided they want to pursue their sport.
So another summer is upon us. Little League Playoffs are underway - the roads to the State, Regional and World Series games are open. Could one of our Conn. teams make it to the Big Dance?
American Legion baseball is going strong. The new rule now says a team must be 3 games over .500 at the end of the season to qualify for the tournament. I think this new rule will drastically cut down the number of teams qualifying - but maybe that's their intention. It's still great baseball.
So let the summer and hot weather begin. I love it. Remember, you don't have to shovel rain.