Prior to moving to Bristol, he was baseball captain as a catcher and a member of the basketball team at Hartford Public High. He played basketball at Central Connecticut State College. He served as a JV basketball coach at Newington High School. He was a Greater Hartford Twilight League Hall of Fame inductee in 1988.
In Bristol, he quickly became involved with both sport and non-sport activities and organizations. For the Bristol Sports Hall of Fame, he has served as executive director, as a director, and currently as president. The Bristol Sports Hall of Fame Scholar-Athlete Ceremony was his brainchild and is named in his honor. His involvement with sports includes serving as chairman of the Hartford Civic Center Advisory Committee and being a director of the Bristol Boys and Girls Club.
In May of 2003, he was honored with the Bristol Boys & Girls Club Humanitarian Award. The Bristol Tramps honored him in 2008 with the Chuck McCarthy Award. He has also been recognized by numerous other organizations in Bristol, including Tunxis Community College bestowing on him the first honorary degree ever granted by Tunxis.