Law grad, WestConn assistant Erik Larka named coach at Bacon Academy

Bacon Academy football coach Erik Larka (Photo via Western Connecticut State)

Bacon Academy filled its football vacancy Friday with Erik Larka, a West Haven resident and Law graduate, the Norwich Bulletin reported.

The 35-year old UConn graduate coached freshman for four years at Law until he was married and had children. Last year, he returned to coaching as a volunteer assistant at Western Connecticut State under Joe Loth.

“I was never as happy doing anything as when I was coaching, and I missed it,” Larka told the Bulletin.

He’ll likely have a part-time job at Bacon Academy and expects to move to Colechester with his family.

Larka’s hire cuts the statewide football coaching vacancies down to 19.

Sean Patrick Bowley