FCIAC student-athlete challenges raise $4,750 for Fairfield County COVID-19 Resiliency Fund

The FCIAC’s “Run a Mile” and Push Up Challenges were created to give our spring sport athletes an athletic experience and challenge during the month of May, while also thanking our “Front Line Heroes” in the battle against the COVID-19 pandemic. The slogan for the event was “We Run a Mile Alone to Say Thank … 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

Danbury’s Ricky Shook named Connecticut Coach of the Year

For the second straight year and fourth time overall, the National Wrestling Coaches Association has named Danbury wrestling coach Ricky Shook as the Connecticut Coach of the Year. Shook previously won the award in 2008, ’09 and ’19 The Hatters were undefeated this past season (16-0), winning the New England, State Open, Class LL and … 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: Steve Lapham, Greenwich

Steve Lapham Greenwich Girl’s Volleyball Years as head coach: 27 years Other sports coached or currently coaching: Head coach of Greenwich boys rugby (20 years); St Joseph JV basketball, JV baseball (2 years each: East Haven varsity girls track (1 year), SCSU men’s and women’s rugby coach; Multiple Youth basketball teams with my boys Full-time … Read more

Coaches Corner: Jay Silverman, Bridgeport Central

Jay Silverman Bridgeport Central Boys Soccer Other sports coached or currently coaching: Prior to Bridgeport I have coached baseball, volleyball, track and field, and football. Full-time profession: Guidance Counselor From the coach: “My interest in Soccer came as the result of suffering a stroke at age 4 1/2. Due to paralysis it was the only … Read more

Coaches Corner: Dave Danko, Warde

David M. Danko Fairfield HS/Fairfield Warde Girls Basketball Years as head coach: 26 Full-time profession: Owner of Danko Painting and Power washing and Co-Director of CT Premier Girls AAU Travel Basketball About the coach: David Danko joined the Warde family in 1982 when he entered as a freshman and, other than a brief break while … Read more

Coaches Corner: Rick Lewis, Westhill and Stamford

Rick Lewis Westhill and Stamford High Schools Girls and Boys Swimming & Diving Years as head coach: 42 Full-time profession: Aquatics Coach – Stamford YMCA About the coach: A State Champion Swimmer at Greenwich High, Rick went on to an illustrious career at The University of Connecticut where he won numerous New England and Yankee … Read more

Coaches Corner: Joe Della Vecchia, St. Joseph

Joe Della Vecchia St. Joseph Football Years as head coach: 22 Other sports coached or currently coaching: St. Joseph boys golf From the coach: “I am married to my beautiful wife, Kathleen, (who I met at SJ). We will celebrate 32 years of marriage later this summer. We have four children, Christine (UMass-Amherst ’13), Joseph … Read more

Coaches Corner: Kevin O’Hara, Ludlowe

Kevin O’Hara Fairfield Ludlowe Boys Soccer Years as head coach: 16 Other sports coached or currently coaching: Roger Ludlowe MS Girls Basketball Full-time profession: Roger Ludlowe Middle School 7th-grade math teacher. From the coach: “Happily married for 25 years with three children. My eldest daughter is a Special Education teacher in Hawaii. My son is … Read more