Wednesday, April 4–Wilton High School athletic director Chris McDougal announced this morning that the school has hired a new head football coach. Edward (EJ) DiNunzio was chosen to replace longtime coach Bruce Cunningham, who resigned in February.

DiNunzio was part of the school’s football coaching staff. He started last fall as an assistant football coach and worked with the freshman team. Prior to coaching at Wilton High School, DiNunzio coached in New York State, where he was the assistant varsity coach at Lincoln High School and New Rochelle High School. He also coached basketball at Brookfield High School this winter season, and is currently head coach of the WHS JV baseball team.

“[DiNunzio’s] references cite him as being a great ‘sports guy’ who has an excellent rapport with all student athletes,” McDougal says. “He is a very humble person who gives 110% in all that he does. During the football season, I heard nothing but praise from the players and parents about Coach DiNunzio. He has also been working with the team during the off season in the weight room with positive feedback from the student-athletes.”

In addition to coaching football, DiNunzio is a certified baseball official, and played football, basketball and baseball. As a former All-State player in both baseball and football, he has been asked to speak to high school players on his former team in Eastchester.

“EJ has superior communication skills and a very positive outlook for Wilton and its student-athletes. It is my belief he will not only build the Wilton High School football program, but enhance the youth program as well. With a focus on family, academics, and football Coach DiNunzio will continue some of the old traditions while starting some new ones as well,” McDougal says. “We are very excited to have Coach DiNunzio leading our Warriors.”

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