, the 32-year veteran of the high school hardwood coaching profession, was recently notified that he
had been selected to enter the Connecticut High School Coaches Association
Hall of Fame.
The induction is scheduled for Sept. 10.The Hall of Fame is located at Rentschler Field, the home of the UConn football Huskies, in East Hartford.
"This is a personal honor which I accept on behalf of the school, the community, the players I've coached and the coaches that I've worked with.All of those things will be on my mind on Sept. 10," said Falzarano
this is another accomplishment along the coaching ladder of his
After teaching and coaching briefly at St. Mary's
assumed a position in the Putnam School system.It was there he
got the opportunity to coach on the high school level.
After a couple of years as the junior varsity and assistant coach, Falzarano
was promoted when Hession stepped down as the head mentor.
The effect of the promotion of Falzarano
to varsity coach is one that changed the face of hoops in the Northeastern Connecticut community of Putnam.
...In addition, Falzarano has also tacked on a State Class S championship title and has served as a coach in a number of prestigious high school all-star games.He's also served as one of the longest standing member of the CIAC Coaches Committee.
tenure in the Putnam School system he
did a stint as the school's director of athletic.
Unfortunately, time and the stress and wear and tear of nights and weekend's of basketball games and practices have taken a small toll on Falzarano's
Just prior to the start of the 2004-2005 basketball season, Falzarano
suffered a cardiac setback.Doctors ordered him to sit out the season and to change some of his
The wakeup call and his
regular attendance at the Day Kimball Hospital
Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Program, have him ready to come back to the active coaching ranks for the upcoming season.
...Throughout his years of coaching Falzarano has had a number of assistants and freshmen coaches under his leadership, none was more memorable that his longtime friend and assistant Dave Vitale.
During the first hour the trio of Dave Vitale, Chris Coderre and Tony Falzarano
poured the libations and handed out a few chuckles.