Ted Boynton to coach Notre Dame

Notre Dame of Fairfield announced June 3 that Ted Boynton has been named the new head football coach.

Boynton, a Milford native, has been an assistant coach the past ten years, beginning in 2003 under Jeff Bevino. He has been the head boys track and field coach since 2008.

“It will be a rebuilding process as we will go back to basics. We will work on the fundamentals of the game every day.  We will reinforce the foundation, which is in place, set short term goals and must learn to win in practice on a daily basis,” Boynton said.

“Practices will be organized, the staff will be prepared and energized, and our student-athletes will work hard each day.

“I will challenge my players, my staff and myself every day. I would like to thank everyone involved in the hiring process as well as administration for this great opportunity.

“I am very excited to continue coaching football as the head coach here at Notre Dame.  I love the students and the school and look forward to coaching here for years to come.”

Father Bill Sangiovanni, President of Notre Dame was very pleased with the committee’s selection, knowing there were many excellent candidates.

“Ted has been with the program for many years, beginning with Coach Bevino,” he said. “Now as he enters his role as head coach, I am sure his commitment to our student-athletes and his loyalty to Notre Dame will both be contributing factors to his success.”

Notre Dame Principal Chris Cipriano said, “ Ted has been a constant in our football program for many years, he knows it well, and I look forward to seeing him assume the role of head coach.

“We certainly appreciate his loyalty to the program and support his vision for growth of the football program and all of our student-athletes.”

Athletic Director Rob Bleggi said, “Ted has played a big part as an assistant football coach at Notre Dame for the last ten years.

“His knowledge and understanding of the game of football is undeniable.  I am very excited to have Ted as our head coach as we move towards the future of our program.”