ND-Fairfield hires Sadler as football coach
Published 6:51 pm, Wednesday, April 1, 2015
Notre Dame-Fairfield hired Chris Sadler to be its new football coach, the school announced Wednesday in a release.
Sadler spent the last 10 years as an assistant coach, and the last six as defensive coordinator, at FCIAC powerhouse St. Joseph, where he was part of four state championships. He replaces Ted Boynton, who resigned after posting a 2-20 record over two seasons.
"I am very excited to welcome coach Sadler to Notre Dame as our new head football coach," athletic director Rob Bleggi said in a release. "His knowledge and understanding of the game of football is undeniable. The experience and professionalism he brings with him will only help foster the culture of football here at ND.
"I am very excited to have coach Sadler as our head coach as we move towards the future of our program."
The past hasn't been pretty for the Lancers, who are 6-46 over the last five seasons. Sadler's the Lancers' seventh head coach in 10 years.
"I was fortunate enough to learn a great deal as an assistant coach at St. Joe's over the last 10 years," said Sadler, who played defensive line under Joe Della Vecchia at St. Joseph and graduated in 2001. "I look forward using my experience to lead this team into a successful future.
"My goal here at ND is to develop well-rounded student-athletes who leave this program understanding the importance of hard work and teamwork, while working towards team goals of winning football games and eventually competing for league and state titles."
-- DOUG BONJOUR