Rossomando Resigns as New Haven Head Football Coach

Rossomando Resigns as New Haven Head Football Coach


January 22, 2014

Courtesy of New Haven Athletics Communications

Rossomando accepts head coaching
position at Central Connecticut State

WEST HAVEN, Conn. – University of New Haven Associate Vice President, Director of Athletics and Recreation Deborah Chin announced today that after six years at the helm of the Chargers, Head Football Coach Peter Rossomando has resigned his position effective immediately. Rossomando has accepted the head coaching position at Central Connecticut State University.

"Pete has done an exceptional job leading our football program since his return to the University in 2007," said University of New Haven president Steven H. Kaplan. "He brought Charger football back and spearheaded a transformation that made New Haven one of the most successful football programs in Division II over the last five seasons."

Rossomando was named the Chargers' head coach on December 13, 2007. From then, he guided the Chargers back to the gridiron in the fall of 2009 and went on to win three-straight conference championships. During his tenure, he posted a 42-13 record and guided New Haven to a pair of NCAA postseason appearances, including a run to the quarterfinals in 2011. He concludes his tenure at New Haven ranked second in both wins and winning percentage.

"I'd like to thank Pete for his commitment to bringing Charger football back to national prominence over the past six years," commented Chin. "His hard work has produced well-rounded student-athletes who were extremely successful on the playing field, in the classroom and in the community."

"I'd like to thank President Kaplan and all the administration for giving me the opportunity to lead a talented group of young men over the last six years and make Charger football great again," said Rossomando. "My family and I will cherish the relationships we've built for the rest of our lives. The program has a very bright future!"

A search to find a new head football coach will begin immediately with the hope of naming a new head coach within three to four weeks. A firm that specializes in filling collegiate coaching positions will conduct the national search.

Rossomando's departure from New Haven marks the fourth head coaching change in the Northeast-10 this winter. Rich Cavanaugh announced his resignation at Southern Connecticut State University in November, as did former Bentley University head coach Thom Boerman, while Pace University announced the hiring of Andrew Rondeau as its new head coach earlier this month.

Bentley hired former Penn State Director of Player Personnell Bill Kavanaugh as its new head coach in December, while the So. Connecticut job is still open.