Category Archives: Coaches

CIAC Launches Officials Appreciation Initiative

Upon returning to school and competition after the winter break, CIAC member schools and their winter teams have heave been invited to focus on something besides just their games and practices — saying “thank you” to the officials overseeing those contests. Beginning January 9th, CIAC has invited its member schools to participate in its firstContinue Reading

Linked Up – Fall Championships 2019

It began on October 26 and concluded on December 14. That is the length and breadth of the CIAC fall championship season. Along the way, 39 (well, actually a lot more than that) championship stories were written. And Linked Up – Fall Championship 2019 has those 39 in one convenient place. Anytime a fan wantsContinue Reading

CIAC Football Postseason Schedule Changes

CHESHIRE, Conn. – Due to the continuing forecast of inclement weather and a need to allow host schools adequate time to prepare their facilities, the CIAC football quarterfinal games scheduled for Tuesday, December 3 have all been rescheduled to Wednesday, December 4. Game times will remain at 6:30 p.m. All quarterfinals are scheduled for theContinue Reading

CIAC Fall 2019 Sportsmanship PSA

CIAC Fall 2019 Sportsmanship PSA



CIAC Creating Girls Wrestling Invitational Tournament

CHESHIRE, Conn. – For the first time the CIAC will host a Girls Wrestling Invitational Tournament in conjunction with the CIAC Wrestling State Open February 28-29 at the Floyd Little Center in New Haven. This marks the first CIAC organized event solely for female wrestlers. The Invitational will crown winners in 10 weight classes, andContinue Reading

NFHS Voice – High School Playing Rules are NFHS Rules

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – When it comes to writing playing rules for major sports in the United States, it’s all in the acronyms. In football, you have the NFL, NCAA and NFHS. In basketball, it’s the NBA, NCAA and NFHS. In baseball, the rules-makers are MLB, NCAA and NFHS. While the NFL, NBA, MLB and NCAAContinue Reading

2019-20 Winter Sport Rules Interpretations Meeting Schedule

Below is the schedule for the 2019-20 winter rules interpretations meetings provided to CIAC by officials’ organizations and leagues. CIAC rules and regulations require head coaches or their designee to represent your school at these important meetings. Other coaches are encouraged to attend. If your coach cannot make the meeting in your area, I am certain he/sheContinue Reading

CIAC Mourns Passing Of John Fontana

CIAC Mourns Passing Of John Fontana

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 CHSCAContinue Reading

Register Now For CIAC Sportsmanship Conference

Register Now For CIAC Sportsmanship Conference

Mark your calendars now and get your student-athletes ready for the 2019 CIAC Sportsmanship Conference, taking place Thursday, November 21. One of the largest events CIAC holds each year, the event at the AquaTurf Club will feature a Keynote speaker, Class Act School presentations, Michaels Cup honors and more. Click here to register for theContinue Reading

CIAC Football Contact Changes Highlight Safety & Collaboration

CHESHIRE, Conn. – Connecticut high school football is now in its fourth week of competition under new contact rules aimed at enhancing student-athlete safety.  At its spring meeting, the CIAC Football Committee unanimously approved a proposal put forward by the Connecticut High School Coaches Association (CHSCA) to reduce the amount of full contact practice time forContinue Reading