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Ansonia Mourns The Loss Of Football Legend Jack Hunt

by STAFF | Nov 22, 2012 2:07 pm

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Photo: New Haven Football FoundationBeloved former Ansonia football coach Jack Hunt passed away Thursday morning after battling cancer.

His death was announced at several of today’s football games.

Hunt, a 1965 Ansonia High School graduate, was the Charger’s head coach from 1987 until 2005.

He led the team to seven state titles, compiling a 193-26 record.

He was named the Connecticut Sports Writers’ Association coach of the year in 2004.

“I’m actually really honored (by the award),” Hunt told the New Haven Register’s Mike Pucci in 2004. “If you look back at some of the past winners like (former Ansonia coaches) Bill McAllister and Boots Jarvis and (Derby’s) Lou DeFilippo, I’m not sure if I’m anywhere close to those guys. I grew up idolizing them.”

Click here for Pucci’s 2004 article.

Our condolences go out today to Mr. Hunt’s family and many friends.

Valley Indy Facebook readers are sharing their memories of Coach Hunt here.

The document below shows the community reacting as the news spread online.

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posted by: Paul Wojo on November 23, 2012  9:49am

Not only a great coach, a great guy! He will be missed.

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