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CAS-CIAC Hall of Honor: Seven Distinguished Contributors To Be Honored

CAS-CIAC Hall of Honor: Seven Distinguished Contributors To Be Honored

CHESHIRE, Conn. – In celebration of exceptional careers of service to CAS-CIAC, seven distinguished honorees will be recognized as the fifth class in the CAS-CIAC Hall of Honor. Earle Bidwell, Harold Goldberg, Art Kohs, Tom Murray, Armand Regalbuti, George Synnott, and Margaret Williamson will be honored at the induction ceremony being held on Thursday, May 26 at the AquaTurf Club in Southington. This class of honorees was originally scheduled to to be recognized in the spring of 2020.

The CAS-CIAC Hall of Honor which was established to honor individuals who have made significant long-term contributions to CAS-CIAC. Tickets to the event honoring the inductees are available to the public and can be purchased at https://gofan.co/app/school/CIAC, and additional information about the Hall of Honor is available at http://CIACsports.com/hallofhonor.

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 longtime middle level principal he was named the CAS Middle Level Principal of the year while serving in that role at Capt. Nathan Hale Middle School, and would also earn CAS Citations and Letter of Commendation. He then supported the expansion of Middle Level programs and oversaw several recognition events for more than a decade as a CAS Assistant Executive Director.

Harold Goldberg (will be honored posthumously) was a trailblazer in several venues during a lengthy career. He spent a remarkable 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 (will be honored posthumously) was also deeply involved 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 Committees, and helped form and serve on the CIAC’s critical Season Limitations Committee. He was highly involved in the Athletics Directors and Coaches Associations and also served the state as a longtime soccer 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-successful teacher and coach at Branford 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 educator and administrator that earned him numerous accolades from CAS including the coveted CAS Citation and a letter of commendation. He was a valuable member of multiple CAS committees and served as the chairperson of the Junior/Middle Level CAS Board.

George Synnott (will be honored posthumously) made his mark in several roles through the course of his career both as a fixture on CAS-CIAC boards and committees and as a staff member for CIAC Unified Sports. As a principal at Berlin High School he served as chair of the CIAC Board of Control and earned CAS Citation and letter of commendation. He then joined the Unified Sports staff and helped foster great growth and success for the organization during his tenure as Assistant Director and Director.

Margaret Williamson is still serving CAS-CIAC in a variety of roles, continuing a long history of work with the organization. The current Principal of the St. Mary’s School and longtime Principal at Northwest Catholic, she is the chair of the CIAC Girls Basketball and Girls Lacrosse Committees, and has been a member of the CIAC Board of Control, serving as the Vice Chair of that organization. She received the honor of a CAS Citation in 2018 and a letter of Commendation in 2013.

Derby’s Bridget Wright Honored With Spirit of Sport Award

Derby’s Bridget Wright Honored With Spirit of Sport Award

Cheshire, Conn – Bridget Wright, a spring track and field athlete and All-State cheerleader at Derby High School, has been chosen as the 2022 Michael H. Savage Spirit of Sport Award honoree. She becomes the 13th recipient of the distinguished yearly award, and as Connecticut’s honoree she will go forward as a nominee for the NationalContinue Reading

Quinnipiac To Host CIAC Boys Ice Hockey State Championships

Quinnipiac To Host CIAC Boys Ice Hockey State Championships

  Quinnipiac University’s People’s United Center will host the 2022 CIAC Boys Ice Hockey State Championship games in March.  With a spectator capacity of 3,386, the Frank Perrotti Jr. Arena at People’s United Center will offer players and fans a memorable, first-class championship experience. State Championship Schedule Div. III Boys Ice Hockey State Championship –Continue Reading

CIAC Honors 22 Class Act Schools with Michaels Cup Award

CIAC Honors 22 Class Act Schools with Michaels Cup Award

The CIAC proudly announces a list of 22 Connecticut High Schools being honored with a 2020-2021 Michaels Achievement Cup Award. Schools that are part of the CIAC’s Class Act program can be considered for the Michaels Cup Award. The Michaels Cup Committee recognized these exemplary athletics programs for their willingness to subscribe to the ClassContinue Reading

2021-2022 Basketball Officials Interpreters Bulletin Now Available

With a new high school basketball season starting, the latest bulletin from the Connecticut basketball rules interpreters is now available. Click here to view the bulletin in full. The Connecticut High School Basketball Rules Interpreters have developed this “Bulletin” as a communication resource to share among basketball officials, athletic directors and coaches.  Our objective is toContinue Reading

Football Championship Sites and Kickoff Times Announced

Football Championship Sites and Kickoff Times Announced

CIAC Football Championship Sites and Kickoff Times The 2021 CIAC Football Championships will take place on Saturday, December 11. The S and LL championships will be played at Trumbull High School. The L and M championships will be played at Veterans Stadium in New Britain. Trumbull High School 11:00am Class S – Bloomfield vs Cromwell/PortlandContinue Reading

CIAC Releases Winter Sports Guidance

CIAC Releases Winter Sports Guidance

The CIAC has collaborated closely with the Connecticut Department of Public Health (DPH) and the Connecticut State Medical Society Sports Medicine Committee to develop its winter sports guidance. The full CIAC Winter Sports Guidance document can be by viewed by clicking this link:  http://www.casciac.org/pdfs/CIACWinter2021-2022COVIDSportGuidanceFinalDraftv4_Approved.pdf. Highlights of the CIAC Winter Sports Guidance include: Alignment with allContinue Reading

Cheshire High School Wins CIAC’s Battle of the Teams

Cheshire High School Wins CIAC’s Battle of the Teams

Cheshire High School has been selected as the winner of CAS-CIAC’s 2020-2021 Battle of the Teams contest. The contest, first introduced in 2014-2015, has traditionally been called The Battle of the Fans with a focus on student sections. This year, due to spectator limitations at events, the focus turned from student sections to teams.  TheContinue Reading

2020-2021 Scholar-Athlete, Unified Sports and Arts Awards Video Celebrations

2020-2021 Scholar-Athlete, Unified Sports and Arts Awards Video Celebrations

2021 Scholar-Athlete Awards 2021 CAS Arts Awards 2021 Unified Sports Awards

CIAC State Baseball Tournament Dedicated to George Synnott

CIAC State Baseball Tournament Dedicated to George Synnott

The 2021 CIAC State Baseball Tournament is dedicated to the memory of George Synnott who coincidentally had close ties to two of the schools competing for championships this weekend, St. Paul Catholic High School in Bristol and Berlin High School. At St. Paul’s Synnott coached both baseball and basketball and was the Social Studies Department Chairman. HeContinue Reading