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Good News Department
by Tom murray
 The winter sports season is underway. Before the season reaches the midpoint, there will be much news about coaches which deserve to be included in the Connecticut Coach. Why not make an effort to share news about coach- ing colleagues with the Connecticut Coach? Send news to Tom Murray at
n In girls’ basketball newly appointed coaches for the winter season are Maria Conlon, Notre Dame-Fairfield; Matt Ocasio, Crosby; Katie Burke, Kennedy; Evan Kelley, Norwalk; Ken Hall, Litchfield; David Kohn, New London; Daniel Still, Waterford; Katie Burke, Kennedy; Courtney Gomez, NFA; and Dan McClure, Wheeler.
n In boys’ basketball some of new coaches are Todd Trimmar, Darien; John Mariano, Naugatuck; Shawn Stanco, interim coach at Notre Dame-Fairfield; Timothy Strong, Montville; Jay Wosencroft, Ston- ington.
n Among the new boys’ swimming coaches are Katey Kokomoor, Fitch Coop; Todd Dyer, Litchfield; Ray Snyder Jr., Sacred Heart High; Kevin Reeder, Cheshire; and Mike Magas, Nonnewaug.
n In indoor track Greg Knight and Joe Asmus are the new coaches at Cromwell.
n Allyn Quibble is the new wrestling coach at Ledyard. n At NFA Cindy Briggs has taken over as gymnastics
n The Connecticut Sports Writer’ Alliance will present Gold Keys to five high school coaches. They are Cookie Bromage, Enfield H.S., field hockey; Joe Grippo, the Morgan School, girls’ volleyball and bas- ketball; Lou Milardo, Hale Ray H.S., softball; Ricky Shook, Danbury H.S., wrestling; and Angela Tam- maro, Greenwich Academy athletic director, field hockey, basketball and lacrosse coach.
n Middletown Sports Hall of Fame inducted Martin Ryczek was a long-time coach and athletic admin- istrator who currently is the athletic director at Hale-
Ray High School.
n On Sept. 23, 2019, the turf playing surface at Enfield H.S. was dedicated as Cookie Bromage Field.
n The Southern Connecticut Diamond Club inducted Howie Gura, Shelton; Tom Marcucci, Notre Dame; Ed McCarthy, West Haven; Walt Novak, Branford; and Mike Proto, North Haven, into its Hall of Fame.
n The New Haven Tap Off Club inducted Megan Rooney Borrelli, Guilford, and Hamden Hall; Jim Ferraro, North Haven; Larry Kelley, Lee H.S.; Jim Rooney, Guilford, Kolbe and Bunnell; and Dan Sca- vone, athletic director and Director of CIAC Officials Association into its 2019 Hall of Fame.
n The East Haven Alumni association Hall of Fame honored Rusty Dunn, football and track coach, into its Hall of Fame.
n The coaches selected as the New Haven Register fall coaches of the year are Chris Stoner, Xavier, boys’ cross country; Jim Ford, Guilford girls’ cross country; Kitty Palmer, Guilford field hockey; Brian Fitzgerald, Xavier, boys’ soccer; Kyler McIntosh, Cheshire, girls’ soccer; Laura Anastasio, Guilford, girls’ volleyball; Nate Hill, Hamden, girls’ swim- ming; and Scott Benoit, East Haven, football.
n The Amity Alumni athletic Hall of Fame inducted former ice hockey coach, Gary Lindgren; Patricia Mascia, former girls’ basketball and field hockey coach; and Ted Czepiga, former football coach into its Hall of Fame.
n Inducted into the Shelton High School Hall of Fame are Bill Banfy, football; Elaine Biervevicz-Piazza, athletic director at Lyman Hall High School and Sacred Heart Academy; Ken Bobowick, golf; Ed Finn, football and track; and Maurice “Moe’ Mar- tin, boys’ basketball.
n Cheshire’s football coach, Don Drust, was recently honored by the New Haven Football Officials Asso- ciation with the Vincent J. Reilly COTY award. He was selected as the All Jaffee Football COTH by the Waterbury Republican.
n The late Frank Grandel, baseball; Paul Gagliardi, tennis; and Eddie Bethke, baseball; are former Hor- net coaches who were inducted into the Branford

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