On January 8, former Central Connecticut soccer player Stephen Coxon was selected for induction into the Connecticut Soccer Hall of Fame. Coxon was a standout on the pitch for the Blue Devils in the late 80's before successfully transitioning into coaching.
Coxon played at Central form 1987-89. During that time he earned a pair of All-New England selections in 1988 and 1989. The 1989 season saw Coxon earn a place in the New England All-Star Bowl after finishing the season ranked in the top-20 nationally in goals scored.
Currently an assistant coach at Quinnipiac University, Coxon coached the Farmington, CT, varsity girls' team to more than 100 victories. He also served a stint as an assistant coach at the University of New Haven.
A well-respected member of the club soccer community, Coxon has served as the director of coaching for the Connecticut Football Club and Connecticut United Football Club since 2000. The CFC/CUFC Girls Premier club is currently ranked No. 20 in the nation.
Coxon holds his USSF "B" License for soccer coaching. In 2003, he was named CJSA Connecticut Female Soccer Coach of the Year, while also leading the CFC Wolves to a Regional Championship and #1 national ranking. In 2004, he was named CGCSA Connecticut Female Soccer High School Coach of the Year.
Coxon earned a bachelor's of arts in sociology from Central Connecticut.
In all seven new members will be inducted into the Connecticut Soccer Hall of Fame on January 28.