Memorial Service for Hugh Caldara to be Held During Alumni Weekend
Alumni, faculty, families and friends are invited to attend a memorial service for longtime Gunnery faculty member and coach Hugh Caldara, who passed away on October 18, 2018. The service will be held as part of Alumni Weekend, on Saturday, June 8, at 2 p.m. in the Meeting House on the Green.
Caldara served for 37 years as a teacher, coach, dorm parent, advisor and Athletic Director at the school. He joined the faculty in 1977 as a history teacher and Head Football Coach and went on to teach courses including Ethics, Public Speaking, U.S. History and U.S. Foreign Policy. He led The Gunnery’s football team to more than 100 wins and helped to lead the girls varsity hockey team to consecutive NEPSAC Championships in 2013 and 2014, retiring at the end of that academic year.
Many alumni, parents, faculty and friends gathered earlier this year to remember “Coach Cal” at a memorial service in his hometown of Stonington on November 17, and on campus at Linen Rink on February 9, when a hockey jersey, #37, was dedicated in his honor.
For more information about the memorial service on June 8, please contact Jessica Baker in the Alumni & Development Office at (860) 350-0145 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Founded in 1850 by abolitionist, educator, and outdoorsman Frederick Gunn, The Gunnery is a coeducational college preparatory boarding and day school for students in grades 9 through 12/post-graduate. Dedicated teacher-mentor-coaches challenge students to reach their full potential in a home-like setting where character and citizenship are valued as much as intellect and achievement. Individualized attention and high expectations help young learners develop not only the skills and confidence they will need in college, but also the moral compass and love of learning that will serve them well in life. The school attracts ambitious, academically curious students who will both shine as unique individuals and thrive as contributing members of a deeply connected community. By the time they graduate, Gunnery students have become well rounded, grounded young adults with a sharpened sense of who they are and who they want to become.