Local roundup: Buccaneers coach Sullivan to speak at CGA football banquet

New London - Mike Sullivan, offensive coordinator for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, will be the guest speaker at the Coast Guard Academy football banquet Feb. 1 at the Coast Guard Academy Alumni Center.

Sullivan just completed his first season as offensive coordinator with the Bucs after a successful eight-season stretch as assistant coach with the New York Giants, including teams which won Super Bowl XLII and Super Bowl XLVI.

For two seasons (2010-11), Sullivan was responsible for coaching the Giants quarterbacks, including Eli Manning. Under Sullivan's tutelage, Manning achieved two of the best seasons in the league during that time, culminating in Super Bowl MVP honors. In 2011, Manning set a single-season franchise record in completions (359) and passing yards (4,933), which also ranked as the sixth-highest mark in NFL history. He set the NFL record for most fourth-quarter touchdown passes in a season with 15.

"We are honored and we have the rare opportunity to have coach Sullivan, a two-time Super Bowl champion coach as well as a graduate of West Point, come and address our football team," Coast Guard coach Bill George said in a press release.

Coast Guard finished the 2012 season with a 5-4 record, posting a winning season for the first time since 2007. This season, the Bears set or tied 17 school records including 2,694 passing yards, 3,661 yards of total offense and 24 touchdown passes. Senior quarterback Jon Resch set four season records (most passing yards, most passes attempted, most passes completed and most yards of total offense) and a pair of career records with most passing yards and most yards of total offense.

Men's hockey

• Robbie Donahoe and Louis Belisle each had a goal and an assist to lead Middlebury to a 4-1 victory against Connecticut College in a NESCAC game at Dayton Arena. JC Cangelosi scored his third goal of the season for Conn (5-9-3, 1-7-3) and Tom Conlin made 36 saves in goal.

Men's basketball

• Duane Notice had 21 points and six assists as St. Thomas More defeated Bridgton, Maine, 80-65 as part of the Coaches vs. Cancer Winter Classic. Marquis Moore added 14 points, 10 rebounds and seven assists for St. Thomas More.

College swimming

• Julia Pielock was second in the 50-yard freestyle in 24.49 seconds as Connecticut College participated in the first day of the two-day Dartmouth College Invitational. Pielock also swam on the sixth-place 200 freestyle relay team, joining Sam Pierce, Mackenzie Lilly and Jessica Schanzer. Conn is sixth with 164 points.

For the Conn men, the 200 free relay team of Patrick McGinnis, Loring Bowen, Drew Andre and Sam Gill was fourth (1:25.99) and the 400 medley relay team of Sean Paquette, Kirk Czelewicz, Bowen and Gill was fifth (3:33.62). The Camels are fifth with 206 points.

H.S. swimming

• Aidan Karam won the 50-meter freestyle (26.22) and 100 butterfly (1:11.55) and Tyler Keith the 100 individual medley (2:57.39) and 100 backstroke (1:24.24) in Norwich Free Academy's 75-61 victory over New London in the ECC. Karam and Keith also joined Jonathan Yuen and Preston Spicer to win the 200 medley relay in 2:15.78. NFA is 5-6 overall, 3-5 in the conference. Greg Smith won the diving event for New London (0-7, 0-7).


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