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 the eight-member selection committee, the paper reports, which should come some time next week.
He will replace former coach Dan Dunaj, who resigned in January after five seasons.
The impending hire will bring the number of vacancies to 11, including the still unexplained opening at Notre Dame-Fairfield.
As for the two biggest vacancies in Shangri La:
BUNNELL’s coaching search narrowed to two candidates as of last weekend, according to sources: Doug Cotto, the defensive coordinator at Newtown, and former Stratford assistant T.J. Caveliere.
There’s been nothing to report on the vacancy since. A call to Bunnell athletic director Dave Johnson on Tuesday was not returned.
LUDLOWE is also in a holding pattern, apparently. The search seems to have honed in on Platt Tech coach Vin Camera, but no more news has been forthcoming. A call to Camera last weekend was not returned.
NO VACANCY (15)
- Avon — Jim Caouette
- Central — Brian Gordon
- Cheshire — Don Drust
- Branford — John Limone
- East Lyme — Rudy Bagos
- Elllington/Somers — Sean Byrne
- Naugatuck — Craig Bruno
- Bacon Academy — Erik Larka
- Lewis Mills — Jose Santana
- Maloney — Pierce Brennan
- New Milford — John Murphy
- Masuk — David Brennan
- Stamford — Jamar Greene
- Torrington — Gaetan Rodriguez
- Trinity Catholic — Donny Panapada
- Abbott Tech
- East Haven
- Notre Dame-Fairfield
- St. Bernard/Norwich Tech
- Woodstock Academy
- Old Saybrook