Bob Cecchini
Coach, Athletic Director, Administrator    
Inducted in 2002
Born in Barre, Vermont, Mr. “C” graduated from the University of  Maine and received his Masters there in 1962.  He came to Suffield in 1963 as a Physical Education Teacher, was appointed Athletic Director in 1969, Assistant Principal/A.D. in 197l, and Principal in 1987.  In addition, he was Head Football Coach at the American School for the Deaf from 1964 to 1968, Suffield High Baseball Coach from 1963 to 1970, Boy’s Basketball Coach for eight years, Girl’s Basketball Coach for seven years, and Co-Coach of the Boy’s Golf Team for seven more.  Throughout his Coaching, AD, Assistant Principal and Principal assignments, Mr. “C” has positively influenced the lives of hundreds of Suffield young people through his fair, even-handed treatment of all he has come in contact with.  A positive role model and tireless worker, everything he did was to make Suffield High School a great place to work, play and compete.
 During his spare time, “Jiggs” has been heavily involved in the Connecticut High School Coaches Association (Current Treasurer and a Past President), Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference, and the North Central Connecticut Conference along with various community boards.  His CIAC responsibilities consist of past membership in the Officials Committee, Board of Control, soccer committees, and he is presently tournament director for both the CIAC boy’s golf and boy’s basketball committees.
In 1988, he was inducted into the Connecticut Coaches Hall of Fame and has been honored for distinguished service by the Connecticut Association of Schools, Suffield Board of Education, Suffield Rotary Club, Suffield Booster Club, and the NCCC.  The 1999 Boy’s State Basketball Tournament was dedicated to Bob Cecchini.