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SCSU to fete Cavanaugh in hometown Wallingford


WALLINGFORD — Southern Connecticut State University will honor its retiring football coach, Rich Cavanaugh, in his hometown.

A retirement dinner will be held for the Wallingford resident on Thursday, April 24 at Zandri’s Stillwood Inn. The event will run from 5-9 p.m.

Tickets are $60. They include full top-shelf open bar, a carving station, pasta station, dessert station, hors d’oeuvres and a gift.

Checks must be made payable to R.C.R.D. and can either be dropped off in person to Chris Lynn or Tony Aceto in the SCSU athletic department at Moore Field House or mailed to Chris Lynn, c/o SCSU Athletics, 125 Wintergreen Ave., New Haven, CT 06515.

After 29 seasons, Cavanaugh announced his retirement as head coach of the Owls at the conclusion of the 2013 campaign.

His affiliation with the university dates back to 1982. He was head football coach since 1985.

Cavanaugh signed off as the winningest (170 victories) and longest tenured head coach in program history. He recorded 19 winning seasons, highlighted by four consecutive NCAA Division II championship appearances from 2005-08.

The 2008 Northeast-10 Conference Coach of the Year, Cavanaugh finished his career with an overall mark of 170-131-1.



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