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Ansonia Black Knights
Founded1962
LeagueAtlantic Coast Football League
ArenaNolan Field
Based inAnsonia, Connecticut
Championships0
Division titles0

The Ansonia Black Knights were a minor league American football team based in Ansonia, Connecticut. They began play in the Atlantic Coast Football League in 1962 and played their home games at Nolan Field.[1] The team finished fourth out of six teams during the ACFL's inaugural season. Their head coach was Gene Casey, formerly a line coach with the University of Illinois and an assistant coach with Southern Connecticut State College.

As with many minor league football teams of the era, Ansonia was plagued by poor attendance and financial difficulties. After just two seasons in the league, the ACFL revoked the Black Knights' franchise at a league meeting in February 1964 and replaced them with the Hartford Charter Oaks.[2]

Season-by-season

Year League W L T Finish Coach
Ansonia Black Knights 1962 Atlantic Coast Football League 4 5 1 4th, ACFL Gene Casey
Ansonia Black Knights 1963 ACFL 4 8 0 4th, Northern Division Gene Casey

References

  1. Spillane, Emmett (May 6, 1962). "Sports Whirl". The Bridgeport Post.
  2. Ryczek, William. Connecticut Gridiron: Football Minor Leaguers of the 1960s and 1970s. McFarland & Company, Inc.. p. 61. ISBN 978-1-4766-1726-8.
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