Alumni News

Nominations now open for Fairfield Prep 2020 Athletic Hall of Fame

Fairfield Prep is proud to announce that the fourth annual Athletic Hall of Fame class will be inducted on Friday, May 29, 2020 in the Prep Quad.

Here's your chance to be a part of history and nominate your favorite coach, player or championship team!

Athletic Hall of Fame Nomination Form

Visit fairfieldprep.org/ahof for the eligibility rules.

NOMINATIONS ARE OPEN THROUGH December 15, 2019. The 2020 Athletic Hall of Fame class of inductees will be announced in February.

The Fairfield Prep Athletic Hall of Fame was established in 2016 to honor those alumni who achieved excellence and distinguished themselves in Prep's athletic programs while also living Prep's mission throughout their lives as "Men for Others."

Prep honored five individuals and one team into its 2019 Athletic Hall of Fame.  Enjoy these video tributes for each of them.

The Late Coach Joe Brosley
Chuck Berke '70
Ted Drury '89
Emil Garofalo '45

Mike Sprouse '92
1969 Basketball Team

NYC Rooftop Reception draws a huge crowd
Dozens of New York-area alumni attended our annual NYC Rooftop Reception on Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019.
 
Alumni gathered at Rare Bar & Grill in Manhattan for drinks and socializing with their former classmates from decades past. They also had a chance to meet with former Headmaster John Brennan and Prep President Rev. Tom Simisky, S.J.
 
Thank you to all of the alumni who came out!
 
View a gallery of the event by clicking the image below.
 
Reunion 2019 draws hundreds; Class of '69 celebrates 50th

View a gallery of the reunion class photos by clicking here.

Hundreds of Fairfield Prep alumni from as recent as the Class of 2014 and as far back as the Class of 1949 returned for a fun filled weekend of activities and social gatherings on June 1.

The weekend was a special occasion for the graduates of the Class of 1969, who celebrated their 50th reunion.

The weekend kicked off Friday with Prep's golf outing at Great River Golf Club in Milford, followed by the Athletic Hall of Fame banquet Friday evening. Saturday opened with a 5K fun run, continued with an alumni rugby game and finished with a Mass and a reunion party under a huge tent in the Fairfield Prep quad.

On Sunday, members of the Class of 1969 marched in the commencement ceremony along with the graduating Class of 2019. The '69 graduates received a golden diploma honoring their return for this momentous occasion.

Class of 1969 Golden Diploma Photos

Reunion Classes ending in 4's and 9's

Golf Outing 2019

View a gallery of candids and the golf foursomes by clicking on the image below.

 

Prep athletic legends inducted into Athletic Hall of Fame
 
 
On May 31, 2019, Fairfield Prep welcomed five individuals and one championship team into the school's Athletic Hall of Fame in a ceremony before more than 250 people in the Quad.
 
The 2019 class of inductees include Emil Garofalo '45, Charles Berke '70, Mike Sprouse '92, Ted Drury '80, Coach Joe Brosley and the 1969 State Championship Basketball team. Garofalo, Berke, Sprouse and members of the 1969 basketball team, with Jim Fitzsimmons '69 leading the group, all gave heartfelt acceptance speeches that brought cheers from family, friends and alumni gathered for the occasion. (View the videos of the acceptance speeches below).
 
Hockey player Anthony Clericuzio '19 accepted the award on behalf of Drury, who was not present at the ceremony. Coach Joe Brosley, who passed away in 1987, was posthumously inducted into the Hall of Fame and also received a round of applause.
 
The inductees join the ranks of Fairfield Prep's athletic legends, including previous inductees Bob Skoronski '51, Paul Halas '74 and the 1960 State Championship Football Team.
 

Emil Garofalo '45

 

Coach Joe Brosley


Chuck Berke '70


Ted Drury '89


Mike Sprouse '92


1969 State Championship Basketball Team

About the Athletic Hall of Fame
The Fairfield Prep Athletic Hall of Fame was established in 2017 to honor those alumni who achieved excellence and distinguished themselves in Fairfield Prep’s athletic programs while also living Prep’s mission throughout their lives as “Men for Others.” The inductees were selected through a nomination process by the Athletic Hall of Fame Committee.
 
Fairfield Prep baseball night at Danbury Westerners game, featuring Prep alumni

Three Fairfield Prep alumni — Joe Mancini '18, Matt Zaffino '17 and Will Lucas '18 — will take to the field during a collegiate summer baseball game in Danbury during a special Fairfield Prep Baseball Night.

The Danbury Westerners will play against the Mystic Schooners at Rogers Park in Danbury on June 22, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. Mancini and Zaffino will play for the Westerners, will Lucas will play for the Schooners.
 
Fairfield Prep has 50 complimentary tickets available for Prep families interested in going. The tickets are first-come, first-served and those interested can contact Kathy Norell at knorell@fairfieldprep.org.