Courant's Lori Riley Heading Into High School Coaches Hall Of Fame

Long-time Hartford Courant sports writer Lori Riley is among a class of 10 that will be inducted into the Connecticut High School Coaches Association Hall of Fame.

Riley, who joined The Courant in 1989, will be honored at the CHSCA's 41st annual induction ceremony at the Aqua Turf in Southington on Nov. 16 at 7 p.m.

While at The Courant Riley has covered a variety of events and topics, notably high schools, UConn and national women's college basketball. She has been recognized for her reporting and writing by a number of organizations including the Associated Press, Big East Media and the Women's Sports Foundation. She has been named a "Friend of Connecticut High School Cross Country" and "Friend of Unified Sport" by the CHSCA.

She joins previous inductees from The Courant Tom Yantz, Bo Kolinsky, Woody Anderson and Owen Canfield.

Also in the class are area coaches Albert Dadario (Avon cross country and track), Bill Cardarelli (St. Thomas Aquinas boys basketball), Will Hunter (Conard lacrosse, swimming) and Joe Sinicrope (Suffield track), as well as athletic director/coach John Schiffner (Plainfield baseball).

The remainder of the class includes Jaye Stewart (Shepaug Valley, Litchfield, field hockey), Robert Marcella (Holy Cross, Wilby, Kennedy, golf), Tracy Nichols (Trinity Catholic AD, baseball) and Mary Michailidis (Stamford, field hockey).

Tickets for the dinner are $46 and available in advance by contacting the CHSCA office at P.O. Box 632, Southington, Conn., 06487, by calling 860-628-4122 or e-mailing John Fontana at

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