Our Athletic Facilities
Arthur M. Kohs Gymnasium
The gym is named after the school’s first athletic director and basketball coach. It was refurbished in the summer of 2019, and is home not only to sports events but to many special events in the life of Xavier, from Masses to graduation. It has rightfully been called a community center for it is where many past, present and future Xavier students, family and friends have gathered since 1963. Artie’s son Mike is the current Xavier basketball coach, and Artie’s grandson Stephen played before graduating in 2020. Xavier’s championship banners in all sports hang from the walls of the gym.
Larry McHugh Field
The football field is named after the school’s first football coach. McHugh coached from 1963-1983, with a record of 152-36-6. His teams were unbeaten in 1971, 1972 and 1974. At one point Xavier won 34 games in a row. McHugh was inducted into the CHSCA Hall of Fame in 1984 and a year later was given the highest honor by the Connecticut Sports Writers Association, a Gold Key.
Robert M. Michalski Track
The track and field complex is named after another coaching legend. Michalski coached here from 1967-2005. His cross country teams won 17 Class championships, 10 State Open titles and five New England championships. His outdoor track teams won six State Open titles and 169 consecutive meets from 1974-1985. His indoor track teams also won six State Opens. Between cross country, indoor and outdoor track, his teams won 65 Class, State Open and New England titles. He also is in the CHSCA Hall of Fame.
Rich Magner '69 Field
The baseball field is named after Magner, who played the sport here before getting a scholarship to play at Rollins in Florida. After college he was in the Los Angeles Dodgers’ minor league system for seven years. After obtaining a Master’s Degree in Counseling from Central Connecticut State University in 1979, he joined the Xavier faculty. He taught both English and Social Studies until becoming a full-time guidance counselor in 1993. He became Director of Guidance in 1997, retiring in 2020. He also coached varsity basketball for 19 years; and was assistant and then varsity baseball coach for 34 years.
Tony Jaskot '69 Weight Room
Jaskot was the football team’s first starting quarterback and went on to play at Southern Connecticut State University. He also followed two legends, first replacing McHugh as football coach after McHugh left in 1983 and then replacing Kohs as athletic director when Kohs retired in 1997. He became a legend himself, retiring in 2019 after nearly 50 years at the school as student, teacher, coach and AD.