Cozza Memorial at Coxe Cage Open to Public
NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Carmen "Carm" Cozza, Yale's legendary head football coach, died on Jan. 4, 2018, at the age of 87. Cozza, the father figure to more than 2,000 Yale student-athletes from four different decades, molded young men into future leaders while leading the Bulldogs for 32 seasons. The College Football Hall of Fame inductee and the winningest coach in Ivy history led the Elis to 10 league championships while serving the university from 1963 to 2017 as a coach, athletics director, advisor and broadcaster.
A celebration of his life takes place next Saturday at 9:30 a.m. in Coxe Cage prior to the Princeton game. Yale President Peter Salovey will provide the ceremonial greeting before others add remembrances. There will also be a photo montage covering Cozza's life.
The Cozza players speaking on Nov. 10 include Pat Ruwe '83, Dick Jauron '73, Jon Reese '90, Calvin Hill '69, Jack Ford '72, Brian Dowling '69, Steve Skrovan '79 and Gary Fencik '76. Memories from members of the Cozza family as well as the radio voice of Yale Football, Ron Vaccaro '04, will also be included, while the Whiffenpoofs will be there to provide entertainment.
Yale Bowl parking lots open at 8 a.m. for the Cozza ceremony and the game against Princeton, set to kick at 12:30. Coxe Cage is the indoor track & field venue located between Reese Stadium and the Cullman-Heyman Tennis Center.
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