New boys basketball coach named

Dave Cornish was named the new boys basketball coach today at Norwich Free Academy.  

“We have found a coach who knows the game, knows our league, knows how to work with kids and has a proven track record of success,” said NFA Athletic Director Roy Wentworth. “Our athletic teams are committed to more than success on the court or on the field. They are committed to being successful in the classroom and being an integral part of our community. Coach Cornish has embraced this approach, and we are excited for him to get started.”    

“This is a tremendous opportunity,” said Cornish. “NFA has a rich history of athletic success. I am excited to continue my career and build on the strong foundation that is here. I am looking forward to representing the Academy on the court and in the community. I can’t wait to get going!”   

Cornish coached the previous 10 seasons at Ledyard High School, rebuilding the Colonels program and leading it to a record of 166-68 during his tenure. In that time, Cornish’s teams won five divisional titles, as well as the 2017 Eastern Connecticut Conference tournament title. He coached the Colonels to the state semifinals in both 2012 (Class M) and 2014 (Class LL).

Cornish served as an assistant coach at New London High School before being named the coach at Ledyard.

Cornish replaces Chris Guisti who amassed more than 100 wins and two conference tournament titles in eight seasons.