Beloved 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 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.”
Our condolences go out today to Mr. Hunt’s family and many friends.
The document below shows the community reacting as the news spread online.