Berlin High School Athletic Hall of Fame

Art Kevorkian

Art Kevorkian taught industrial arts at Berlin High School from 1947-1967. He was an assistant football coach from 1947-1951 when his reserve unit was called to the Korean War. While serving there he was coach of the Air Force team that won the Pacific Championship.

After graduating from New Britain High School, he had an outstanding career at Connecticut Teacher’s College now CCSU where he was named Little All American in 1939.He played and coached two semi-pro football teams in 1947 and 1948, the Hartford Blues and New Britain Codys which fellow inductee Roy Fabian played on also.

From 1948 to 2003 he had a 55 year career as a football official with the Central Connecticut Association of Football Officials, involved in hundreds of high school and small college games over his career.

In 2001 Art was inducted into the New Britain Sports Hall of Fame for his achievements in football during his time at the high school, graduating in 1937. He is also a member of the 1983 CCSU Hall of Fame for his following achievements: Little All American in 1939, All New England tackle in 1940, 1941, and 1946, team captain in 1946, and a member of the 1939 undefeated football team. His college career being interrupted by his three year stint as a member of the Army Air Corp serving his country during World War II. Art is a long time member of the Berlin VFW and still resides in town.

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