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   CHSCA Members and Friends,
I would like to take this oppor- tunity to welcome you to another exciting year of Connecticut High School athletics and to thank you for the countless hours each of you put into enriching our young men and women’s educational experi- ence through sports. The impact each of you have on students is often the most important in a young person’s life. With that in mind, we want to make sure we serve as exemplary role models while always promoting good sportsman- ship by following the CIAC’s “Class Act” Sportsmanship standards.
I would like to congratulate the 2019 inductees into the CHSCA Hall of Fame. The inductees are James N. Brophy, Bulkeley and Newington: swimming; Edmund Butler, Masuk: track and field; Nicholas Chaconis, Portland girls basketball; Robin Deary Fillmore, Killingly and Woodstock Academy gymnastics; Jackie Ann DiNardo, Danbury girls basketball; Bill Hunt, Bethel baseball, Sandi Piantek –
Maloney girls volleyball; Maribeth Sarnacki, Cromwell cheerleading; and Robert Trifone, Brien McMa- hon and Darien football. Each of these recipients is an excellent example of an outstanding coach and all are very deserving of this recognition.
The Hall of Fame dinner will be held on November 21, 2019 at 7 PM at the Aqua Turf in Southington, CT. Tickets can purchased for $46 by contacting John Fontana at 860-
628-4122 or by emailing him at
As President of the Connecticut High School Coaches Association, I pledge to support coaches and their athletic programs ensuring they are accessible for all student-athletes. With that said, the CHSCA looks forward to establishing a Unified Sports committee this year to help support the growth of this excep- tional program and to recognize those coaches who have worked hard to promote Unified Sports and support the unified athlete.
In addition, we will continue to review policy and procedures used by each sport to select All-State ath- letes in an effort to be transparent and eliminate some of the confu- sion that exists in some sports.
Finally, we look forward to con- tinuing our close relationship with the CIAC and CAAD as we work together to enhance our student- athlete’s experience participating in Connecticut High School sports. Have a great year!
Cheers – Paul Christensen
Executive Board 2019-2020
The success of any organization starts with its leadership and the Connecticut High School Coaches Association has the following officers as their leaders for this school year.
PRESIDENT Paul Christensen 1ST VICE PRESIDENT Deb Petruzzello 2ND VICE PRESIDENT Scott Aresco 3RD VICE PRESIDENT Bill Vanderrest
East Lyme High School Middletown High School Maloney High School Coventry High School
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