Central Connecticut announced the hiring of Peter Rossomando as its football coach Wednesday after more than a week of contract negotiations.
Rossomando, 41, the coach at New Haven the last five seasons, emerged from a group of four finalists. He replaced Jeff McInerney, who resigned in November after eight years as the Blue Devils coach.
Rossomando, a native of Staten Island, N.Y., turned New Haven into one of the most successful programs in Division II. He has a career record of 42-13 and led the Chargers to three consecutive Northeast-10 Conference titles in 2010-12.
In 2011, New Haven advanced to the NCAA quarterfinals. In 2012, when Rossomando was named national Division II coach of the year, they lost in the NCAA second round.
Terms of the deal were not immediately available. McInerney was paid $138,320 in 2012, according to the Yankee Institute’s online database of salaries for state employees.
Central will hold a press conference Friday on campus to introduce Rossomando, who as an assistant at Albany for seven seasons (2001-07) has experience coaching in the Northeast Conference. He has also been an assistant at Cortland State, Northeastern and New Haven.
The Blue Devils won NEC championships in 2009 and 2010 but are 10-23 the last three seasons.