Northwest Catholic High School in West Hartford has announced the creation of an endowed scholarship to honor Michael Tyler, ’73, who retired from coaching at the end of the 2014 football season.
During his time at NWC, Coach Tyler led his teams to an overall record of 105-61-1; coached 34 of the school’s 50 All-State football players; brought the school to nine state playoff appearances, including one trip to the state finals; and was named Coach of the Year in 2005.
In his final season, he eclipsed the 100-win mark during a 26-7 victory at home against Tolland.
Over $48,000 has been raised to create the Michael Tyler ’73 Family Scholarship, which will enable a deserving Northwest Catholic student to receive a $2,500 scholarship beginning in the 2015-16 academic year.
Additional gifts in honor of Coach Tyler can be made securely online via credit card at www.NorthwestCatholic.org/Tyler or by mailing a check made out to Northwest Catholic High School (please include a “Tyler Scholarship” memo) to the NWC Advancement Office, 29 Wampanoag Drive, West Hartford, CT 06117. (Photo submitted)