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The New Haven Register sports department is celebrating our 200th birthday by sharing 200 of the most interesting stories relating to sports in Greater New Haven over the past 200 years. Check back daily for historical updates.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Kevin Gilbride: North Haven to SCSU to Super Bowl champion

Kevin Gilbride had dreams of becoming a major league pitcher while growing up in North Haven, where he starred at every level right through his time with high school coach Bob DeMayo.

Arm injuries derailed his baseball dreams. They also limited him as a quarterback at Southern Connecticut State, where he finished his career as a tight end.

Gilbride would still go on to great achievements, albeit as a coach. He is regarded as one of the premier offensive minds in football, winning his second Super Bowl ring as offensive coordinator of the New York Giants in February.

Read Chip Malafronte's complete story.

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