Just a year removed from his last head coaching stint in the FCIAC, it looks like Frank Marcucio is getting another chance at Westhill.
The former Bassick football coach, who spent last year as the Vikings defensive coordinator, will be hired to replace Dick Cerone. Marcucio announced his hiring on his Facebook page Wednesday afternoon.
“Thanks to the kids, their parents, the administrators and faculty and my fellow coaches for the support. It is time to get to work!!!!!!” he wrote.
Marcucio and Westhill athletic director Mike King confirmed the news to Hearst CT Newspapers. King told our own Dave Ruden that vocal support from parents and players led to Marcucio’s hiring.
“I think Frank did a really nice job with the kids this year,” King said. “The athletes on the team and a lot of parents voiced the opinion that they really wanted Frank to be the next coach. And I’m not talking just one or two kids but many. He’s got a long football history and I think that makes him the right person for the job.”
Before coming to Westhill last year, Marcucio spent four years at Bassick, first as an assistant under Dennis Wanzie and the last two as the head coach.
Bassick was 3-17 under Marcucio. In 2010, Bridgeport fired Marcucio for ‘insubordination.’ Marcucio and the school district later settled a grievance over the issue.