NHHS Sports Hall of Fame: Tom Drury, Chris Conte

NHHS Sports Hall of Fame: Tom Drury, Chris Conte

The North Haven High School Sports Hall of Fame induction banquet will be held Saturday, March 28.

This year’s inductees are Thomas Joseph Drury (Class of 1969), Marian L. (Kulick) Rockwell (1971), Christopher R. Conte (1979), Jennie R. Setaro (1996), Marino J. Crocco (2006), Jennifer Lynn Cruver (2011) and Service Award winner Marilyn R. Gillo.

Thomas Drury, Class of 1969

Thomas Drury earned three varsity letters in football, coached by fellow Hall of Famer Mike Vanacore; and two varsity letters in baseball, coached by another Hall of Famer, Bob DeMayo.

In baseball, Tom was awarded the Sportsmanship Award his senior year.

His senior football season, Tom captained North Haven to a very successful season, earned All-Housatonic honors and was his team’s Most Valuable Player.

The 1968 football team was special, as more than 10 players went on to play college football, including six at Division I programs.

Tom went on to attend Laurelcrest Prep School, where he played football for one year and earned all-league honors. From there, Tom furthered his education at the University of Rhode Island, where he majored in accounting.  

Tom and his wife, Catherine, reside in Narragansett, Rhode Island. They have two children, Matthew and Amanda.

Christopher Conte, Class of 1979 

Chris Conte was a true student-athlete. He was a member of the National Honor Society and maintained a similarly high standard as an athlete.

Chris earned seven varsity letters playing for Hall of Fame soccer coach Joe Janush and Hall of Famer Bob DeMayo in baseball.

In soccer, he was a four-time All-Housatonic selection and a two-time All-State pick, setting several team records along the way.

When spring arrived, Chris turned his attention to baseball. On the diamond, he was an All-State performer and a two-time All-Housatonic selection. Also, he played on two league championship teams and helped lead North Haven deep into the state tournament as a senior.

Chris went on to attend Brown University, earning a degree in psychology in 1983. He continued his soccer career at Brown, playing for three years.

In 1988, Chris received his law degree from the Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law.

Chris and his wife, Meredith, reside in Washington D.C. They have two children, Alex and Bill.

The North Haven High School Sports Hall of Fame induction banquet will be held Saturday, March 28, 6:30 p.m., at Zandri’s Stillwood Inn, 1074 Colony Road, Wallingford. Tickets are $60. For tickets, contact Donna Malley at 203-239-1132; donnalmalley@comcast.net.