STATE’S MOST SUCCESSFUL HEAD FOOTBALL COACH RETIRES
AFTER 42 YEAR LEGENDARY CAREER AT LEDYARD HIGH SCHOOL
Bill Mignault, the most successful high school football coach in Connecticut history, has decided the time is right to turn over the head coaching responsibilities of the Ledyard High School football team to another qualified coach. He officially announced his retirement today after a legendary 42 year career as Ledyard’s only head football coach.
“This is a very difficult decision, stated Mignault, but it would be difficult to experience a more exciting season than 2007 when our team won the ECC Championship and State Title. When this team of young men was in eighth grade, I told them they were my “special group” that would take Ledyard High School Football to number one again. They certainly exceeded all of my expectations!”
Mignault began his head coaching career at Waterford High School in 1958 and established the football program at Ledyard High School where he has coached since 1966. Mignault has earned 321 wins, including 10 ECC football championships and four state championships in 1986, 1991, 1993 and 2007. Mignault set the state record for coaching victories on October 20, 2001 and is just two wins away from being the most successful coach in all of New England. Mignault has been awarded many honors including being selected to the Connecticut High School Coaches Association Hall of Fame in 1991 and the prestigious Gold Key Award from the Connecticut Sports Writers Alliance.............. read more!