Cunningham Steps Down As Wilton’s Football Coach

Bruce Cunningham

Bruce Cunningham stepped down as Wilton’s football coach today, continuing a busy offseason of changes in the FCIAC.

Cunningham informed the school’s athletic director, Chris McDougal, this morning.

Cunningham led the Warriors to a 6-4 record last season, ending with wins over Westhill and Trinity Catholic by a combined 99-6 margin.

Wilton was 39-52 during Cunningham’s nine years, including 13-7 the last two seasons. Cunningham was voted Coach of the Year by his peers in 2016.


Under Cunningham, the Warriors had a reputation of always playing hard and often overachieving despite having fewer numbers in the program than most other schools, and using an effective running game in an era of spread offenses.

Cunningham was the team’s defensive coordinator when he took over for Tim Eagen, who resigned in the spring of 2009.

Wilton becomes the sixth of the league’s 17 schools that will have new coaches when next season begins. The others include Brien McMahon, Bridgeport Central, Danbury, Trumbull and Staples. Marce Petroccio last month moved from Staples to Trumbull, his alma mater.