John Capodice returns to the Wesleyan coaching staff for a fourth season in 2019 and will assist on the defensive side of the ball.
Capodice is a Health/Physical Education teacher and has been a football coach for 22 years, serving seven as an assistant football coach and 12 as the head football coach at Berlin High School in Berlin, Conn. A 1992 graduate of Western Connecticut State University, Capodice also holds master’s degrees from Central Connecticut State University and Southern Connecticut State University.
Over his 12 years as head football coach, he posted an overall record of 107-31, including an undefeated regular season in 2010, while making four State Championship appearances (2007, 2009, 2012, and 2014), and winning the school’s first State Championship in 2009. He also won conference championships in 2004, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2014. His program qualified for the Connecticut State Playoffs in 10 out of 12 years while at the helm, and he placed over 40 football players into Division I, II, and III programs, as well as Ivy League and NESCAC schools.
In 2009, Capodice was selected as the National Football Foundation Northern Chapter Coach of the Year. He has coached in the Governor’s Cup Connecticut All-Star Game and has directed high school and youth football camps, developing players for the last 22 years. Capodice is on the Board of Directors and is a regular speaker at the Big New England Football Clinic. He is also a 2015 inductee into the Western Connecticut Hall of Fame.
Capodice resides in Berlin, Conn. with his wife of 24 years, Christine. They have two boys, Sam and Nate.