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.
Heading into Week 8
Well, 7 weeks of High School Football are completed. It has been an exciting and eventful season thus far. Week 7 alone produced a game that people will be talking about for quite some time. Xavier, down 28 points to Hillhouse starting the 4th quarter, rallied from 28 down, to defeat Hillhouse 50-49. That tied the state record for biggest comeback in many years. But many of the scores once again have been lopsided. I really think conferences should look at their schedules and try to avoid scheduling these games. Listen I know this might happen anyway but to have some of these teams continually play the top teams every year is just not good for the sport( I'm thinking of some of the teams in the FCIAC and SWC who always seem to be playing the same top teams).
Everyone starts paying attention to scores now. Which teams are winning to help and which teams are losing unexpectedly when you thought you might get some help. It's wild, coaches become math majors trying to figure out all the scenarios, hopefully putting them in the playoffs.
There are still some big games left to be played, some on Thanksgiving Day(my favorite holiday), and some playoff spots might not be decided until then. That makes for another exciting finish to a great high school football season.
Let's see what Week 8 brings, shall we?