Maloney-Meriden close to naming new coach

Maloney is close to naming its next head coach, according to a story in the Record-Journal.

The story, written by Bryant Carpenter, says Kevin Frederick, Kevin Quinn and Pierce Brennan are at least three of the leading candidates.

Both Frederick and Quinn are teachers in the Meriden school system. Frederick is an assistant at Middletown. Quinn is the head coach at Weaver of Hartford.

Brennan is an assistant at Trinity-Pawling (N.Y.), whose wife Danielle is an assistant basketball coach at Quinnipiac. He was formerly an assistant at the University of New Haven.

Former Bloomfield/New Britain/New London coach Jack Cochran interviewed but was not a finalist, according to the RJ’s sources.

The Maloney job opened in early December when the Meriden board of education declined to renew 9-year coach Bob Zito’s contract.

Sean Patrick Bowley