Wilton AD Hayes among FCIAC Hall of Fame inductees

Outgoing Wilton High Athletic Director Christy Hayes will be one of the seven Hall of Fame inductees tonight as the Fairfield County Interscholastic Athletic Conference holds its annual recognition program at 5 p.m. at Chatham Manor in Norwalk.

Hayes, who recently announced he was retiring at the end of the current school year, has been the athletic director at Wilton High since 2002.

Prior to that, he was a history teacher, coach and athletic director at St. Joseph High School in Trumbull, where he spent 30 years.

He won five state championships as head football coach at St. Joseph and also won an FCIAC title as head baseball coach.

Hayes was previously inducted into the New Haven Gridiron Hall of Fame and awarded the National Football Foundation’s Distinguished American Award.

The other inductees are: Gerry Costello, the commissioner of the Fairfield County Football Officials Association; Frank Scott, a former FCIAC president, Stamford High athletic director, baseball, softball, wrestling, and track and field coach; Mike Walsh, longtime Trinity Catholic boys basketball coach; Ed Bengermino, a basketball, volleyball and baseball coach in Fairfield and the creator of the Connecticut High School Boys Club Volleyball League; Rich Albonizio, longtime Greenwich High football coach; and Lou Marinelli, the longtime New Canaan High football coach.