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 at Canton, Windsor and Becker College.

Head coach Greg Todd resigned in January after two years and a 2-18 record.

Santana’s hire brings the statewide coaching vacancy list back down to 18.

Sean Patrick Bowley