March 10, 2020

Dear Faculty, Staff and Trinity Families:

By now you may have heard the disappointing news that the CIAC has made the decision to cancel all remaining CIAC tournament games. As upsetting as this is for us personally, and in particular our men’s basketball team, student and community health and safety will always be our top concern. This is what is
at the core of their decision.

I am so proud of all of our student athletes! Those that made it to tournaments, those that did not and those members of our men’s basketball team that will not have the opportunity to further their quest for
a championship. 

Please know that ALL of you are CHAMPIONS in the eyes of us and this entire TCHS community.

Please read below for the decision rendered by the CIAC.

God Bless,

Scott E. Smith

Dear Superintendents and High School Principals:
After much consideration and consultation, the CIAC has made the difficult decision to cancel all remaining CIAC winter tournament games. The CIAC understands the disappointment that student-athletes, parents, coaches, and administrators may feel as a result of this decision. However, we must always place our student-athletes’ health and safety first. 

Due to continuing concerns regarding the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus), the responses from local school districts and third-party venues have greatly varied. Some districts have informed us that they will no longer participate in our tournaments; others have indicated that will play while limiting crowds to less than 100 people; still others have stated they will play without any spectators in attendance; and finally, neutral sites have informed us that they can no longer host our events. 

Given the wide range of direction local districts are considering, coupled with diminishing availability of neutral facilities, the CIAC needs to take the lead in providing logistical direction to our membership. Therefore, with many questions and unknowns still pending in Connecticut about COVID-19, we have made the decision to cancel our remaining winter championships so that schools can focus their attention on meeting their student’s educational needs.