There was a Mike Sangster siting tonight at halftime of the New Canaan-Ridgefield football game in New Canaan. The legendary former Darien High School coach, who retired and now lives in Arizona, was in to see old friends, including one of his former assistants, Steve Lauten, who is now on the Rams’ staff.
Sangster does not seem to have aged a year, though the coach who never settled for anything less than perfection said things have definitely changed a lot around here.
“What is this talk about Darien having a good chance to keep it close with Greenwich tomorrow?” Sangster said as he prepared to close out his trip by watching his former team in action. “If I remember correctly we used to have some success against them.”
Sangster said he is enjoying the good life out west, spending time with his family, enjoying outdoor activities and going to see the University of Arizona’s teams play.
On a chilly night, Sangster proved again that he still retains the same feistiness. He said he reached into Lauten’s closet tonight to grab a jacket and the first one he pulled out was red and black and had the New Canaan logo.
“I’d rather freeze than where that,” he said with a laugh.