Thursday, December 23, 2010

Former Cheshire Coach, Addazio, to head Temple

I'm sitting in the Port-au-Prince international airport, Toussaint l'Ouverture.* And I'm on my laptop... loving how much technology has improved. Unfortunately, best I can tell I can probably only access about half the websites I try to visit with my current connection. So I say this with caution because I can only read the URL.

Apparently my former high school gym teacher, Steve Addazio, has been named the head football coach at Temple University. Good for him. For those of you who don't know the history, Coach Addazio is the pretty much the one-man show that turned an average football team into one of the best teams in the country.

I graduated in 1990. And Coach started at CHS while I was probably sophomore or junior. Anyway in the fall of 1989, Coach brought our team to the state championship and we lost to Glastonbury. Two years later he began is five-year unbeaten streak.

Now that's not the UConn girls... or the Ed Aston girls' swim team... but it's still a fantastic record. If I recall correctly, near the end of the streak the Rams had the second-longest winning streak in the country.

Tim White

* Monsieur l'Ouverture is the George Washington of Haiti.


Anonymous said...

Speaking of football did anyone read that letter to the editor about the fb coach. I think the writer is not quite up on current events. lol

Anonymous said...

I used to fear that man. He never wronged me, just scared the hell out of me whenever I had him for gym class.

He did once take me aside and ask what my parents were feeding me, but I think that was out of concern. He told me to stop eating so many mashed potatoes.