Danbury today named Augustine Tieri as its new football coach. Tieri replaces Alex Trasaccco, who stepped down at the end of last season.
Tieri for the last two years has been the coach at JFK Campus High School in the Bronx. Prior, he was the offensive coordinator for six years.
Tieri is going to be introduced formally this afternoon.
“I believe Coach Tieri is one of the tri-state’s top young high school football coaches and we are very fortunate to hire him,” Danbury athletic director Chip Salvestrini said in a press release. “He comes to Danbury as both experienced and successful in one of New York City’s most storied high school football programs. Coach Tieri has the ability and the necessary football acumen to move our football program toward our goal of becoming one of the FCIAC’s best.”
The Hatters are coming off a season in which they were 1-9. They have won just four games combined over the last three years.
Except for 2014, when they finished 8-3 under coach Mark Ecke, who left at the end of the year, the Hatters have not been over .500 in over a decade, with two .500 records in between.