After all the craziness of the past summer involving Boston College commit David Coggins and former Naugatuck coach Rob Plasky’s alleged attempts to woo him and Javon Martin into Greyhound uniforms, we’ve finally come full circle.
The Republican-American’s Mark Jaffee reports that Coggins will return to Sacred Heart-Waterbury. The school and Meme Martin, Coggins’ legal guardian, have come to an agreement that will put Coggins back in school and on a football field without missing any time.
Yep. All of that for nothing.
Meanwhile, Kyle Brennan dug into Naugatuck’s ongoing internal investigation of Plasky’s alleged recruiting violations. He also examined how the players and administrators are coping in the aftermath.
In short: They’re “upset, hurt and angry,” but proud of Plasky for taking the “unselfish” route and stepping down for the good of the kids and the program. Naugatuck athletic director Tom Pompei also spoke of bringing the team’s three booster clubs under the athletic department’s supervision.
“Unfortunately, we may pay a price for the actions of a group over which we have no control,” Pompei told Brennan.