David Brennan named head coach at Masuk

David Brennan

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 has been in the Monroe school system since 2004.

Brennan will take over for John Murphy, who won three state championships and over 150 games in 16 seasons before resigning in December. Murphy subsequently took over the job at New Milford.

Though this is Brennan’s first head coaching job in football, but he has 26 years of experience. Before coming to Ridgefield in 2003, Brennan also served as the defensive coordinator at Fairfield (2000-2002), Hamden (1993-2000), East Haven and North Branford.

A graduate of Southern Connecticut State, Brennan has been a head coach in softball at Ridgefield, Mercy and Lyman Hall, and baseball at Guilford and North Branford.

Several sources close to the situation have said Masuk attempted to lure Joe Lato from Weston over the past week, but were unsuccessful, leading to Brennan’s hiring.

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Sean Patrick Bowley