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Published on June 11th, 2016 | by Staples Soccer


Former Coleytown Colts Plan Reunion With Coach Holliday

Back in the day — before 9th graders came to Staples — there were 3 Westport junior high schools. Each had interscholastic teams, in a variety of sports. Competition was fierce, with junior highs from Darien, Greenwich and other towns.

But the games between Bedford, Coleytown and Long Lots were particularly hard-fought. And the soccer rivalry was especially intense.

Bob Holliday coached a number of championship Coleytown Colts teams. (He later earned fame for his Staples ice hockey and boys tennis state champion squads.)

This summer, the Staples High School Class of 1981 holds its 35th reunion. As part of the festivities, a group of former Coleytown soccer players will honor their former coach. All former Colts players — and anyone else who knows and admires Holliday — is invited. Holliday — who now lives in Utah — will be there.

The event is set for Saturday, July 30 (12 to 3 p.m.). For more information, or to RSVP, contact, or

Bob Holliday (standing, center), flanked by Coleytown Junior High School players.



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