DANBURY—After an unprecedented 2018 Fall Sports season for Immaculate High School, which saw seven teams going to SWC and State tournaments and three teams winning State Championship titles, Nelson Mingachos ‘89 will now serve as interim Athletic Director after Tim Dunn announced his resignation from the position effective December 14.
Succeeding Jeff Castaldi, Dunn was hired as the school’s Athletic Director in June 2017. A former football player, coach, fitness trainer and PE teacher, Dunn extended his vision to improve Immaculate High School’s athletic facilities and made the school mission his priority.
“I have been pleased to have accomplished so much at Immaculate High School,” said Dunn. I wish everyone at the school continued success.”
“On behalf of our Immaculate High School students, parents, coaches, faculty and staff, I want to thank Mr. Dunn for his service as Athletic Director and we wish him much success in the future,” said Dr. Patrick Higgins, Principal of Immaculate High School. “Mr. Dunn’s dedication, innovation, personal kindness and overall hard work have and will continue to be appreciated by our Immaculate High School family.”
Nelson Mingachos, an IHS graduate from the Class of 1989, has been a head coach at Immaculate since 2003. He was named SWC Coach of the Year six times, including last year when he received the SWC Coach of the Year for Girls Soccer honor after leading the team to win the SWC Championship. Also named Coach of the Year by the Connecticut High School Coaches Association, the CT Sports Writer Alliance and by the Danbury News-Times (four times), last year Mingachos also coached the IHS boys basketball team to the ultimate victory by winning the CIAC Division II State Championship.
Dr. Higgins also welcomed Nelson Mingachos to his new role at Immaculate High School. Mingachos will serve as interim Athletic Director and assume all department responsibilities until a formal AD search committee is selected and a new Athletic Director is retained.
Immaculate High School is a private, non-profit Catholic college-preparatory institution serving students from 28 communities in Connecticut and New York. Founded in 1962, Immaculate High School allows students to focus on academic excellence, spiritual development, personal commitments and service to others. Located in Danbury, CT, Immaculate High School is part of the Diocese of Bridgeport’s parochial school system.