Welcome to the official website of the Connecticut High School Coaches Association
Founded in 1951, the Connecticut High School Coaches Association supports its member coaches and their student-athletes by offering ongoing educational opportunities, recognizing outstanding coaching achievements and providing general consultation and advice to its members.
Click below for the CIAC's Fall Sports Plan
Due to the COVID-19 crisis the following scheduled events have been cancelled or postponed:
Coach of the Year (COTY) Banquet has been cancelled for 2020. The next COTY banquet is
May 6, 2021.
All CHSCA sponsored
All-Star games and banquets
John J. Fontana
NHSACA 2020 Annual Convention POSTPONED
New CHSCA Executive Director Chosen
The Connecticut High School Coaches Association has appointed Joe Canzanella as Executive Director.
He replaces long time director and legendary Connecticut coach John Fontana, who passed away on Oct. 21, 2019.
Canzanella brings a wealth of education and athletic administrative knowledge as well as coaching and officiating experience to the job.
CHSCA Executive Director
CHSCA Announcements & Newsletters
The 2020 John J. Fontana Scholarship winners have
Benjamin Crair, Guilford
Jacob Grimm, Darien
Abigail Rochette, Berlin
Betsy Sachs, Westhill
Congratulations from the CHSCA Executive Board and Executive Director
As coaches start to work with their athletes, make sure they follow all guidelines mandated by state and local agencies and the school district. If you have a question on coverage please contact Greg Joly at 1-800-566-6479.
2020-2021 CHSCA insurance coverage runs from August 1, 2020 to July 31, 2021, so those of you who have not joined for the 2020-2021 membership year are not covered by CHSCA insurance. You can get coverage now by joining the CHSCA which will cover you until July 31, 2021. After that, the 2021-2022 membership year begins and you need to sign up again to be covered from August 1, 2021 to July 31, 2022.