Springfield, Mass. - March 22, 2019 - Springfield College is proud to announce that Lou Marinelli '72 G'73 is one of the six individuals who will be inducted into the Springfield College Athletic Hall of Fame on Saturday, April 13th.
Marinelli has established himself as one of the top football coaches across the nation and has put together a remarkable career at the high school ranks. A former football and men's lacrosse student-athlete at Springfield College, Marinelli has spent the last 41 years on the football sidelines, totaling 350 wins and a .763 winning percentage. The winningest coach in Connecticut High School football history, Marinelli has racked up 331 victories at New Canaan High School since 1981. Under his leadership, he has led New Canaan to 12 Connecticut State Titles and 17 appearances in the Connecticut State Championship game. A five-time recipient of the Fairfield County Athletic Coach of Excellence Award, Marinelli has been named the USA Today High School Sports - All-USA Connecticut Football Team, Coach of the Year twice and is a three-time National High School Athletic Coaches Association National High School Coach of the Year finalist. He has previously been recognized for his excellence and impact on his student-athletes and the sport of football be being inducted into both the Connecticut High School Coaches Association and Fairfield County Interscholastic Athletic Conference Halls of Fame.
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