Congratulations to Chad Bosch, Damien McMahon, and Scott Coppola on their 2006 induction to the Connetquot Wall of Fame. The ceremony will be held this Saturday, October 14 during Homecoming Weekend. The three are among sixteen members being inducted this weekend. They will be honored at halftime of the game. All three were former T-Birds who helped greatly in many successful seasons for the T-Birds.
Damien McMahon, a 1990 graduate of Connetquot, was a massive offensive and defensive linemen who helped the T-Birds win the Suffolk County Large School Championship in 1989 over Bellport. The T-Birds also received the Rutgers Cup, annually given to the best team in Suffolk County. Damien received All-County honors and received a full athletic scholarship to play football at Division I Virginia Tech, where he started and was named a captain his senior year.
Scott Coppola, a 1995 graduate, was the starting quarterback on the Long Island Championship team of 1992, and was an All-County quarterback. He was a terrific quarterback who was a great leader. Scott was also an outstanding baseball player, who was named MVP of the 1995 New York State Championships. He went on to play baseball at Hofstra on a baseball scholarship.
Chad Bosch, a 1993 graduate, was considered one of the top players to ever play the game on Long Island. Chad was a member of the 1989 Rutgers Cup team, which won the Suffolk County Championship. He was a member of the 1990 team that lost in the Suffolk County Championship, a member of the 1991 team that lost in the second round of the playoffs, and a member of the 1992 Long Island Championship team. All four of the teams that Chad played on were winners and remembered greatly in Connetquot2s terrific history.
Chad ranks 2nd in Suffolk County history with 5,282 yards rushing, scored a ton of touchdowns, was a premier defensive back and kick returner. He did everything for the T-Birds and then some. He was twice named All-County and All-Long Island. As a Senior, Bosch finished second in the Hansen Award, given to the best player in Suffolk County. During his years he was considered "the best". Chad went on to play football for two years at Nassau CC before receiving a full scholarship to play for Rutgers, where he was the starting running back and still holds the longest run from scrimmage (90 yards) in the history of Rutgers football.
Congratulations to all of the members inducted into this year's Wall of Fame. It is a huge honor and lets us remember the pride, tradition, and success that Connetquot Football has. These three will be honored on Saturday, October 14 at a breakfast in the morning and then at halftime of the 2:30 game between Connetquot and Commack.