James Glee, a standout football player and track star at East Haven in the late 90s who later went on to play at Hofstra University, died early this morning in a collision on I-84 in Hartford, the New Haven Register reported today.
From the Register:
Glee, 29, of 13 Waldo St., was ejected from his Suzuki motorcycle when he was struck by a Toyota Rav4 traveling the wrong way on the Exit 46 off ramp at 12:55 a.m., state police said. Glee, who was wearing a helmet, was taken to St. Francis Hospital in Hartford, where he died.
I remember reading all about Glee when I got my first job working for the New Haven Register. He and QB/DB Joey Glenn helped make East Haven a competitive football team. I personally never saw him, but his legacy at the school endures. East Haven hasn’t done much in football since he Glenn graduated.
We’ll honor his memory with a YouTube highlight reel of his senior season at Hofstra.