Newington High School boys’ basketball will have a familiar face on the bench next season.
“It is my pleasure to announce Scot Wenzel as the head basketball coach at Newington High School,” NHS Athletic Director Chris Meyers said in a statement on August 8. “Coach Wenzel successfully served in the same position at Newington High School from 2003-2017. He most recently served as the head coach at Plainville High School from 2020-2022.”
Wenzel replaces Ed Quick, who replaced Wenzel after he stepped down following the 2017 season. Quick leaves NHS after four seasons and will now take over the boys’ basketball program at Southington High School.
In his second stint at Newington, Wenzel inherits a team that is coming off an 11-win season and a berth in the state tournament. He will look to duplicate the success from his first time on the bench where were led the team to four conference championships and the Class L semifinals in 2016, as well as helping several players makes all-state, all-conference, and all-academic
“Coach Wenzel brings a commitment to student athletes both on and off the court. He works as a Physical Education teacher at Plainville High School and has shown a commitment to the academic success of his student athletes in the past, along with ensuring their growth socially, emotionally, and physically,” added Meyers. “Through the interview process, Coach Wenzel emphasized his dedication to education and basketball, which set him apart as a leader of our education-based basketball program. We are excited to watch Coach Wenzel continue his history of success at Newington High School.”
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