Hamden’s Tom Dyer looking to restore winning football tradition

(WTNH)–Tom Dyer is back on the high school football sidelines. That’s good news for his Hamden High team, but bad news for opponents. After a successful coaching stint at Hillhouse, where he won two state titles, Dyer left to take over as athletic director at Hamden.

This offseason, Dyer filled the football head coaching job. He’s hoping to restore the winning tradition the Green Dragons have had in recent years.

He feels like being the school’s AD has made him a better coach.

“I really do feel like I never left it,” Dyer said. “I had been on the sidelines a lot. I’d say I’d been on the sidelines more than I ever was because I’m at so many games. It’s been actually an advantage, being inside a lot of different locker rooms for a lot of different sports, I feel like I’ve learned a lot from our coaching staffs here at the high school.”

“I think I’ve learned more from my coaches than they’ve probably learned from me,” he said.

Hamden opens the season on Friday night against West Haven.

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