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.
Week 5 Could be a Pivotal Week
High School Football enters Week 5 with some crucial matchups. It is amazing how so many great games are in the same week.
Let's start with Hand at Xavier. This will be a titanic battle at Palmer Field in Middletown. These are 2 great programs, 2 great coaches and a capacity crowd will gather to hopefully see a great game. Can Hand stop the Xavier train?
Another good matchup is Hillhouse at North Haven. North Haven comes off a big road win over previously New London. Hillhouse has lost only to Hand and North Haven only to Xavier.
A much improved Fairfield Prep travels to Cheshire to take on the Rams. The Jesuits have fallen only to Xavier and Cheshire to Hand.
Many of these teams will probably make the playoffs anyway but they do provide a measure of just who really is that good.
Usually after Week 5, much more attention will be paid to the Playoff Standings. It will be time for the contenders to separate from the rest. Remember, 32 teams go to the Big Dance.