To the Editor:
As the father of a Trumbull High School athlete and serving on the selection committee for the girl’s ice hockey coach, I have come to know and respect Trumbull High School Athletic Director Mike Herbst. After 37 and a half years of distinguished service to the Trumbull Public School System, he retired on Jan. 31. Mike has been an outstanding athletic director and has earned the respect of his peers, who have previously elected him president of the Fairfield Interscholastic Athletic Conference (FCIAC) and inducted him into the FCIAC Hall of Fame. Unfortunately, the search process for a replacement did not produce suitable candidate and the process was reopened to ensure that Trumbull student athletes get the best possible Athletic Director. Because of the delay in finding a replacement, School Superintendent Gary Cialfi asked Mike Herbst to stay on for an interim basis until an appropriate successor was identified and chosen.