Jason Pace leaving Wolcott to become Newington head football coach

After six seasons as Wolcott’s head coach, Jason Pace will take over
the same position at Newington High School.

The end of a successful era in Wolcott football came today.
Jason Pace will leave the Eagles to take over the head coaching position at Newington High School, according to a press release from Indians athletic director Chris Meyers.
“It is my pleasure to announce Jason Pace as the head football coach at Newington High School,” Meyers said in the release.
While Newington gains a coach, Wolcott loses one who was very successful in the top job. The Eagles posted a 48-19 overall record in six seasons under Pace and made the state playoffs four times. Pace was a defensive coordinator and assistant coach before assuming the top job.
“Through the interview process, Coach Pace showed a clear passion for education and football, which distinguished him as the leader of our education-based football program,” Meyers said. “We welcome Jason Pace into our Newington High School Athletics family and are excited to see the positive impact he will have on the football program and the athletic department as a whole.”
Pace is a teacher at Wolcott High. He earned his undergraduate degree at Trinity College, then received post-graduate degrees from Quinnipiac University and the University of Bridgeport, according to the press release. Pace is pursuing another degree from Southern Connecticut State University.