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Retired Cheshire High School swimming head coach Ed Aston will be among inducted 13 individuals inducted into the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) National High School Hall of Fame tonight Colorado Convention Center in Denver. This ceremony, the 31st annual, will wrap up the 94th NFHS Summer Meeting.
Aston founded the CHS swim programs. From 1986-2011, the girls won a national record 281 straight dual-meets before his retirement. In 37 years, the Lady Rams went 414-21-1. They captured 26 Class titles (23 in a row) and 13 State Open crowns. Cheshire won 30 league titles, including the first 17 Southern Connecticut Conference Championships. CHS topped the National Interscholastic Swimming Coaches Association National Dual-Meet Rankings seven times with Aston being Coach of the Year.
Aston coached boys for 33 years, retiring in 2006 with a 410-47 record. From 1997-2003, Cheshire claimed 75 straight dual meets. Cheshire took home 18 Class titles, 19 league crowns, and the 1992 State Open title.
Aston was named National High School Athletic Coaches Association (NHSACA) Coach of the Year in 2006. He already belongs to the Connecticut Coaches, Southern Connecticut State University, and NHSACA Hall of Fames.
Aston was an All-American at SCSU where he was team captain and MVP.
Submitted photo of Aston and fellow inductee/former NFL quarterback, Joe Theismann.