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Eight Distinguished Contributors Joining CAS-CIAC Hall of Honor
 In recognition of exceptional ca- reers of service to CAS-CIAC eight distinguished honorees will be rec- ognized as the fifth class in the CAS- CIAC Hall of Honor. Earle Bidwell, Armand Fabbri, Harold Goldberg, Art Kohs, Tom Murray, Armand Re- galbuti, George Synnott, and Mar- garet Williamson will be honored at the induction ceremony being held on Thursday, April 23 at the AquaTurf Club in Southington.
The CAS-CIAC Hall of Honor which was established to honor individuals who have made signifi- cant long-term contributions to CAS- CIAC. Tickets to the event honoring the inductees are available to the public and can be purchased at and additional in- formation about the Hall of Honor is available at http://CIACsports. com/hallofhonor. Please contact the CIAC for additional informa- tion about the event or for more bio information on the honorees. Brief bios and some affiliated schools/ organizations for each honoree is below.
2019-20 CAS-CIAC Hall of Honor Honorees:
Earle Bidwell was a staple of CAS middle level programs for decades both as a contributor and then as a staff member. A long- time middle level principal he was named the CAS Middle Level Princi- pal of the year while serving in that role at Capt. Nathan Hale Middle School, and would also earn CAS
Citations and Letter of Commenda- tion. He then supported the expan- sion of Middle Level programs and oversaw several recognition events for more than a decade as a CAS Assistant Executive Director.
Armand Fabbri was a fixture at Notre Dame-Fairfield for decades while also providing significant contribution and parochial school representation as a Committee and Board member for CAS-CIAC. He was a teacher, coach, and Princi- pal at Notre Dame and served on a variety of CAS-CIAC committees, including a stint as the chair of the Football Committee, as well as a Board of Control and Student Activi- ties Board tenures. His work for the organization was recognized with both a CAS Citation and CAS Letter of Commendation.
Harold Goldberg (will be honored posthumously) was a trail- blazer in several venues during a lengthy career. He spent a remark- able 40 years as the Principal at Clark Lane Middle School, and served a variety of CAS-CIAC roles including becoming the second middle school principal to be CAS President. He was later selected CAS Principal of the Year among many CAS honors, and he also was an instrumental figure in the early years of the highly-successful CIAC Unified Sports program later in his career.
The founder of the athletics program at Xavier High School,
Art Kohs was also deeply in- volved in leadership organizations across the state. A longtime and highly successful coach and AD at Xavier, while also serving as a longtime member of CIAC Boys Basketball and Boys Tennis Com- mittees, and helped form and serve on the CIAC’s critical Season Limi- tations Committee. He was highly involved in the Athletics Directors and Coaches Associations and also served the state as a longtime soc- cer official.
Tom Murray was involved in the highly successful boys and girls basketball tournaments for three decades, along with a long career of involvement in CIAC and the CHSCA. He was a highly suc- cessful teacher and coach at Bran- ford High School which earned him spots in both the Branford and CHSCA Halls of Fame. He was a longtime consultant with CHSCA and his involvement with officiating helped him serve the critical role of assigning officials for both CIAC basketball tournaments from 1990- 2018.
Armand Regalbuti has an impressive legacy of work with CAS-CIAC and as an administrator at the middle school level. He was the first person to hold the position of CAS-CIAC Assistant Executive for Middle Level Education after a distinguished career as an educa- tor and administrator that earned him numerous accolades from CAS

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