CHESHIRE, Conn. – CAS-CIAC and its staff join with countless others in mourning the passing of Connecticut High School Coaches Association Executive Director John Fontana.
There are few individuals who have made a larger impact on the world of Connecticut high school sports than Fontana did through his 31 years of work leading the CHSCA and in his willingness to collaborate with other athletic leadership organizations including CIAC. His contributions to high school sports in general and CAS-CIAC in particular were such that he was one of nine individuals chosen for the inaugural class of the CAS-CIAC Hall of Honor.
“John Fontana leaves an incredible legacy in high school sports,” said Glenn Lungarini CAS-CIAC Executive Director. “He channeled his love of sports and education into a career working on behalf of high school coaches and athletes. What I will remember most John is that he always put his relationships with people first. He would always ask about my family and myself before discussing business. In all of professional interactions with John, his passion for doing what was in the best interest of all kids was at the heart of his actions. The best way I can honor my colleague and friend is to carry that legacy forward.”
CIAC extends its sympathies to his wife Dottie, and family, and the many others affected by his passing.