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Source: Newtown DC Doug Cotto to become next Bunnell coach


Doug Cotto, shown here as defensive coordinator at Newtown, will be named the next head coach at Bunnell, according to a source.

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 defensive coordinator the past two years. He would replace Craig Bruno, who left to take the head coaching job at Naugatuck. Bruno won two state championships in 12 years. He played at Fairfield, before the program disbanded, and coached at Nichols College.

This would be Cotto’s first head coaching job. In addition to Newtown, he’d also coached at Jonathan Law.

Cotto had no comment when reached Wednesday afternoon.

Sean Patrick Bowley

3 Responses

  1. What says:

    Rumor has it the Bruno is the CIAC Football Coach of the year. Is that possible with a 3-7 record?

  2. John says:

    Congrats to Coach Cotto. Hopefully his first order of business at Bunnell will be getting a shirt that fits.

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