CHESHIRE — After 25 seasons, Mike Lussier is departing the Cheshire High School baseball program.
Cheshire Athletic Director Steve Trifone announced Lussier’s retirement on Thursday. In a release, it was stated that Lussier is looking to spend more time with his family.
Lussier joined the Cheshire baseball staff as the junior varsity coach in 1998. He assisted former head coach Bill Mrowka for 20 years.
After the Rams won the 2018 Class LL state crown with a 1-0 win over Ridgefield, Mrowka stepped down and Lussier was promoted to head coach.
In a three-year span, Lussier led the Rams to a 41-26 record. In 2019, Cheshire (25-2) went on a 25-game win streak and claimed the Southern Connecticut Conference crown.
Due to the pandemic, the 2020 season was canceled.
Prior to helping Cheshire win the baseball program’s first state title in 25 years, Lussier attended CHS and played for the Rams. After graduating in 1983, he went on to compete at Western New England University in Massachusetts.
“He has been a mainstay of Cheshire baseball for a long time and contributed a number of roles from player to assistant coach to head coach,” Trifone said. “I’ve only known Cheshire baseball with him in it. We’ll miss him, but I’m thankful for what Mike did to improve our program.”
Trifone said that the baseball head coaching position will be opened up for applicants.