Coaches Corner: David Nulf, Ludlowe

David Nulf Fairfield Ludlowe Boys Indoor and Outdoor Track and Field Years as head coach: 17 Other sports coached or currently coaching: Assistant coach for boys soccer for many years; currently assistant coach for cross country. Full-time profession: English Teacher at Fairfield-Ludlowe HS From the coach: “I live in Fairfield with my wife and our … Read more

Ludlowe’s Tess Stapleton state’s Girls Track and Field Gatorade Athlete of the Year

Recent Fairfield Ludlowe gradate Tess Stapleton has been named the 2019-20 Gatorade Connecticut Girls Track & Field Athlete of the Year. The Gatorade Company, in its 35th year of honoring the nation’s best high school athletes, made the announcement Thursday. Stapleton is the first Gatorade Connecticut Girls Track & Field Athlete of the Year to … Read more

Coaches Corner: Patrick Bradley, Brien McMahon

Patrick Bradley Brien McMahon Boys and girls cross country (5 years), boys indoor track and field (11 years), boys outdoor track and field (11 years)   Years as head coach: 13 years Other sports coached or currently coaching: Boys freshman football (8 Years) Full-time profession: Social Studies Teacher at Brien McMahon From the coach: “I am … Read more

Coaches Corner: Laddie Lawrence, Staples

Laddie Lawrence Staples Boys cross country, boys indoor track and field, and boys outdoor track and field Years as head coach: Cross country – 49; Indoor track and field – 51; Outdoor track and field – 44 Other sports you have coached or are currently coaching: Girls cross country and girls indoor track and field … Read more

Coaches Corner: Jim Gerweck, Wilton

Jim Gerweck Wilton Boys Track and Field Years as head coach: On and off – almost 40 years Other sports coached or currently coaching: Boys cross country and indoor track, and a few years of field hockey and girls lacrosse Full-time profession: Journalist, graphic designer, running event organizer. From the coach: “Everything touches on running … Read more

FCIAC’s winter teams were faring well before postseason ended early

When the final two weeks of 2019-20 winter high school sports season were cancelled because of the coronavirus pandemic, what was assured was that four of the eight sports sanctioned by the CIAC had teams win state championships and the other four sports were unable to finish their state tournaments or championship meets. The winter … Read more

Ludlowe’s Stapleton led long list of FCIAC athletes who excelled in indoor track and field

Tess Stapleton of Fairfield Ludlowe broke a 21-year-old State Open meet record in the 55-meter hurdles and was the meet’s only double individual champion, having also won the long jump. And one week later she became the New England champion in both events with a pair of personal-best performances. Those were the major achievements which … Read more

CIAC spring sports remain postponed indefinitely, no quick decisions forthcoming

Virtual meetings are a big part of the new normal. CIAC executive director Glenn Lungarini estimates he is on between two or three per day. Sometimes, he is “meeting” with school principals. Other times, it is with sports league commissioners. He is on weekly calls with Miguel Cardona, the Connecticut commissioner of education and every … Read more

Coaches find ways to stay connected to players while keeping their distance

Fields, tracks and weight rooms across the state sit empty as spring sports coaches and players stay at home, hoping they will be able to get back out and play the sports they love. With social distancing policies in effect as a result of the Covid-19 guidelines, coaches are unable to meet with their teams … Read more

CIAC announces desire to play 2020 spring sports season, but monitoring situation

The Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference postponed the start of its spring season indefinitely Wednesday due to concerns over the spread of coronavirus. The spring season was scheduled to begin on April 4. “No teams should be practicing at this time,” CIAC Executive Director Glenn Lungarini said. “We are not setting any sort of date of … Read more