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All-Area Boys' Track and Field Coach of the Year: Fitch's Rich Kosta

Published July 07. 2012 4:00AM

What They're Saying About Rich

"Rich is a pure track coach. The reason Rich's teams at Fitch have been so successful is that he is on top of every aspect of the sport. Rich always has large numbers in his program and he gets them to perform to the best of their ability in the events that will help the team the most. Rich not only understands the intricacies of each event but he has mastered all of the rules and is superb at running the championship meets."

Mike Ellis, Waterford coach

What You Need To Know About Rich

Rich Kosta is better known to the rest of the Eastern Connecticut Conference as Fitch High School's athletic director. Or at least the guy who is the best in the league at running and overseeing track meets. But it's the vocation of "coach" that many athletes in the school know him. Kosta led the Falcons this year to their first ECC Large Division title since 2008 and their first ECC tournament title since 2009.

Kosta has also coached indoor track and cross country at the school. He was named The Day's 2005 Indoor Track Coach of the Year. Kosta won the ECC Large Division championship that year with the Falcons and placed second in Class L. Kosta's coaching trademark is a golf cart that allows him to zip around to various events. Kosta's role among the athletic directors of the ECC is to oversee the sport of football.

- Mike DiMauro

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