By Ronni Newton
Conard High School football alumni, and current and former coaches, were among those who hit the links at Simsbury Farms on Aug. 12, 2023, for the Eighth Annual Bob McKee Classic, a golf tournament held to honor the former coach and namesake of Conard’s Robert McKee Stadium.
McKee, who died at age 95 in December 2017, launched the football program at Conard when the school opened in 1957, and was head coach until his retirement in 1983. McKee was succeeded as Conard’s head coach by his son-in-law, Rob Cersosimo, who was succeed by his son and current head coach, Matt Cersosimo in 2014.
The annual tournament began in 2014, but was not held due to COVID-19 in 2020, and remained on hiatus in 2021.
Liz Stich, Jim Giarnese, Bob Stich ’69, Brendan Stich. Courtesy photo
Low Net Winner:
Bob Stich, Class of 1969
Low Gross Winner:
Jonathan Esposito, Class of 2011
Brady Collins, Class of 2010
Matt Chorches, Class of 2018
Archie Sullivan, Class of 2011<
Closest To The Pin:
Marco Pizzoferrato, Class of 1992 (35 inches)<
- Female Winner: Emmy Jednorowicz, Class of 2012
- Male Winner: Jake Jednorowicz
Lou Vamvakas, Kyle Egress, Ken Mangini, Guy Giantonio. Courtesy photo
Brady Collins ’10, Archie Sullivan ’11, Jonathan Esposito ’11, Matt Chorches ’18. Courtesy photo
Michael Coones ’08, Austin Cavello ’08, Ian Morander, Michael Morander. Courtesy photo
Jimmy Bennett, Devon Pencz ’16, Ron Wziontko, Andrew Rosa. Courtesy photo
Tim Cimini ’08, Brendan Frobel ’01, Conor Tracy ’96, Max Pace ’08. Courtesy photo
Bryan Tamaccio ’91, Tim Walsh ’96, Lewis Tamaccio ’96, Scott Gainey ’85. Courtesy photo
Jim Adams ’80, Phil & Paul Durosko, Ryan Kennedy. Courtesy photo
Dr. Doug MacGilpin (1978-16), James MacGilpin ’98, Chris Smith ’00, Bill Condon ’77. Courtesy photo
Carl Johnson ’99, John Hanley ’66, Jerry Gray, Brian Berry, Alex Borre. Courtesy photo
Marco Pizzoferrato ’92 (second from left) with playing partners. Courtesy photo
Walker Disque ’22, Declan McCann ’23, Drew Hill ’23, Griffin O’Connell ’22. Courtesy photo
Michael Campitelli ’09, Holly Brady, Mike McCarthy, James Redman ’08. Courtesy photo
Jack Kennedy ’22 and Peter Langevin ’22 with playing partners. Courtesy photo
Ron Morander ’80, Eric Morander ’87, Seth Parker, Larry Lambert. Courtesy photo
Mary Whitten, Justin Crawford ’99, former head coach Rob Cersosimo (1984-13), Nelson Ward ’98, Rob Whitten. Courtesy photo
Conard assistant coaches, and volunteers John Quaglia and Tim Feshler. Courtesy photo
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