Connecticut High School Football

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

Doug Cotto anxious to continue Bunnell football tradition

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He was just window shopping, at first. But before he knew it, Doug Cotto had traded in his Newtown blue and gold for Bunnell silver and blue. Cotto, the Hawks’ defensive coordinator for the past two seasons, only started to look at head coaching jobs to see where he stood in his relatively young career. […] [Read More]

13-year old accuser cyberbullied in wake of Torrington football player sexual assault arrests

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The Register Citizen of Torrington released a pretty explosive report on the state of Torrington High School and its football program today. The story, by reporter Jessica Glenza, details a string of alleged dirty deeds and all around bad behavior by a few members of the team and the student population at-large. The crux of […] [Read More]

Rich Holmes hired at Abbott Tech

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Rich Holmes has been hired to take over the Abbott Tech football program, athletic director Jon Nadeau announced today. Holmes is a 29-year vet who previously was the head coach at Sacred Heart (1998-99) and at Notre Dame-Fairfield (1988-91). His last stop was as the offensive coordinator at Danbury under Rick Davis from 2001-08. Holmes […] [Read More]

Source: Newtown DC Doug Cotto to become next Bunnell coach

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Doug Cotto will been chosen to become the next football coach at Bunnell, according to a source with knowledge of the situation. Though Bunnell is expected to make the announcement within a day or so as the final details are confirmed, the source confirmed it was basically a done deal. Cotto, 30, has been Newtown’s […] [Read More]

Coaching carousel update: T-Town to name next coach; Nothing doing at Bunnell, Ludlowe

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Torrington is set to name Gaetan Rodriguez as its next football coach, according to a brief in the Register-Citizen today. The site says Rodriguez is a Torrington graduate and All-NVL player in the 1990s who has a “extensive experience” as an assistant coach, including a stop at New Britain. His hire is pending approval by […] [Read More]

‘Shoreline 8′ looks at aligning with SCC in football (updated)

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Ah, so the rumors were true. Now, get ready for yet another round of Connecticut High School conference realignment. According to a report by Chris Hunn of New Haven Register the eight football programs (10 schools total) of the former Pequot Sasasscus division are exploring a proposal to be absorbed into the Southern Connecticut Conference’s […] [Read More]

New Hall of Fame Classic combine, draft dates set

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The new (and, maybe, improved) Connecticut High School Coaches Association’s Hall of Fame Football Classic announced dates for its tryout combine and draft today. The all-star game, which will be played exclusively by graduating Connecticut high school football players at Rentschler Field on June 29, will hold its tryouts on March 24 at the Floyd […] [Read More]

CIAC to move state championships to CCSU’s Arute Field

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The CIAC confirmed Thursday it will move its state championship football games to Central Connecticut’s Arute Field beginning in 2013. The decision comes just as the CIAC’s contract with Rentschler Field was up for renewal. The organization has held its state championships there for the past three seasons. Arute Field recently completed a renovation of […] [Read More]

No Central decision (yet), but committee members talk open division (gasp!)

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The CIAC football committee met Wednesday to discuss, among other things, the impending move of its championship games to Central Connecticut State. There was nothing official to report on that matter as of Thursday. But, make no mistake, it’s going to happen. And soon. Update: It just happened. We’re told that the football committee wants […] [Read More]

Westhill assistant Jamar Green named next Stamford coach

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In an surprise, Jamar Greene has been named the next head coach at Stamford, our own Dave Ruden reported this morning. Greene was chosen among a list of finalists that included Staples freshman coach and Stamford teacher Jon Boone and New Canaan assistant Chris Silvestri. Greene, the first African-American head coach in Stamford football history […] [Read More]