Berlin High School Athletic Hall of Fame

Roy Fabian

Roy Fabian was a long time educator (40 years) and coach in the Berlin school system. Roy came to Berlin High in 1948 and is a Berlin legend having coached football, basketball, and baseball for many years, as well as being a beloved science teacher.

Fabian’s involvement in the sports programs include 26 years as an assistant baseball coach, 14 years as an assistant football coach, and 9 years as an assistant basketball coach. While teaching and coaching he still found time to play for the New Britain Codys, a semi-pro football team for two years and also two years with the Hartford Blues another semi-pro team. He also served as a basketball official for eight years.

Roy was also Berlin’s first summer playground director and was active in numerous civic organizations. During his tenure at the high school he was class advisor from 1950 to 1956, head of the science department for 26 years, and acting principal for a period of time. He received the Connecticut Science teacher Award in 1955 and was president of the Berlin teachers union. During his time at the high school he was offered the chance to become a head coach but was told he couldn’t also hold the position as science department head at the same time. As much as he loved coaching he chose to remain as the science department head and was satisfied with his position as a continuing assistant coach, working with the student athletes to help them achieve the most out of their abilities.

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