Connecticut High School Football

High School Football news, analysis, commentary and features from the reporters of the Hearst Connecticut Media Group.

Ansonia’s Sean Byrne named next coach at Ellington/Somers; Plus more Pequot stuff

The Ellington/Somers co-op football team didn’t look far to find its next head coach. Valley folk should know him pretty well, too. Ansonia alum and former assistant Sean Byrne took over the Pequot program today after spending the last seven years as an assistant under retired coach Keith Tautkus. The 1995 Ansonia graduate played at […] [Read More]

Coaching carousel update: Bunnell, Stamford interviews this week; Ludlowe close

It had been a relatively few quiet weeks since David Brennan was hired as the next coach at Masuk. Then came the snowstorm, basketball tournaments, and somewhere along the line Brian Gordon was hired a Central and Avon hired , kicking the offseason coaching moves back into gear. Late last week, Kyle Brennan of the […] [Read More]

We’re engaged! Naugatuck Valley League, Oxford to tie knot

*** The courtship is over. Let the wedding plans begin! After three and a half months of wooing, the NVL has accepted Oxford’s marriage proposal, the Waterbury Rep-Am reported today. All that’s left are the official vows and the ‘I Dos.” But hang on, lovebirds. The young school, which has apparently just teased the SWC […] [Read More]
Categories: NVL, SWC

NFA’s Outlow commits to Boston College

*** Everyone knows now.. but I’m a BOSTON COLLEGE EAGLE. #BLESSED. — Marcus Outlow (@PrinceOutlow) February 20, 2013 That was quick. NFA’s Marcus Outlow became the first Connecticut player from the Class of 2014 to make a verbal commitment. And the all-state back has apparently chosen Boston College, according to a report in BC Interruption […] [Read More]

Brian Gordon named next Central football coach

Brian Gordon has been named the next head coach at Central. Gordon, 40, replaces Dave Cadelina, under whom he served as the defensive coordinator since 2008. A Bloomfield native and Southern Connecticut State graduate, Gordon has been a Spanish teacher at Central for the last six years. His previous coaching stops included Sacred Heart University […] [Read More]

David Brennan named head coach at Masuk

David Brennan has been named the next head coach at Masuk High School, athletic director John DeGennaro confirmed Thursday. And he’s a familiar face. Though he’s been an assistant head coach under Kevin Callahan at Ridgefield for the past nine seasons, Brennan has been working at Masuk as a special education teacher this year and […] [Read More]

Lewis Mills promotes Jose Santana to head coach

A few days after we learned East Haven’s job was opened, another closed. Lewis Mills has promoted assistant Jose Santana to head coach, according to a report by the Register-Citizen, which cited a press release from the school. Santana coached running backs and defensive backs at Lewis Mills last season. Previously, Santana was an assistant […] [Read More]

Connecticut’s National Signing Day List (updated)

National Signing Day is today. Here is the updated list of signees either from Connecticut or enrolled at Connecticut prep schools. This list was culled from various sources, including the Hartford Courant’s list of players from up north, and, of course you fine folks. Thanks for your submissions. If we’re missing anyone now, then I […] [Read More]

Another coaching vacancy unearthed: East Haven

This nutty offseason hasn’t hit its zenith just yet. East Haven coach Greg Volpe has resigned at East Haven after four seasons, bringing the current total of high school coaching vacancies back to 19 for the time being. The news was first reported Monday by Ray Curren, aka @CurrenSCC on Twitter, and followed up by […] [Read More]
Categories: SCC

Xavier’s Boyle commits to UConn, updated signing day list

With National Signing Day just four days away, Xavier quarterback Tim Boyle announced Sunday he was switching his commitment from Boston College to UConn. Boyle made the announcement on Twitter just as Super Bowl XLVII was kicking off in New Orleans. The quarterback began rethinking his June commitment to Boston College after former coach Frank […] [Read More]