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.
Not Much Change
We are a little more than halfway through the hockey and basketball seasons and there hasn't been much change in the Top 10 Polls in any of them. It seems in HS Hockey even if a team loses, they stay in the Top 10. As a matter of fact, all 10 teams in the Poll are from Div. 1. Most of the time they're losing to each other. There are some teams with 3 losses in the Top 10. At 1 time, one newspaper had 2 Polls, a Div. 1 Poll and a Div. 2-Div. 3 Poll. Maybe we should do that again. After all there are some very good teams in those Divisions.
The same can be said for Girls and Boys Basketball. Basically, the same 10 teams, give or take 1 team, have been in the Poll all year. They just switch positions each week. Obviously, the only Poll that means anything is the Final Poll in March. And it doesn't matter if they finish in the Top 10 or not(because some teams that win State Championships will not) they'll have a State Championship and that - can't be taken away.