A Bristol native, Anthony “Tony” Lodovico played on league championship baseball and basketball teams at St. Anthony’s Elementary School before playing soccer, Basketball and baseball for league championship teams at St. Anthony’s High.
Following his graduation from the University of Dayton in 1965, where he made the varsity soccer team as a freshman, he went into teaching and coaching before becoming the athletic director at St. Paul for 18 years.
As varsity soccer coach at the school for 28 years, he won state titles in 1980 and 1984, went unbeaten three season and was named Conference Coach of the Year five times while compiling an overall 298-83-19 record.
He coached 27 All-State players, five All New England and one state tournament MVP player who played on UConn’s 1981 national championship team.
He was recognized on both the state and national levels, including being a finalist for National Soccer Coach of the Year in 1988. In 1977, he founded and was director for three years of the Bristol Grammar School Soccer League, which eventually became the Bristol Soccer league.