Xavier High School competes in the Southern Connecticut Conference in the Division One West Conference at the LL level. As a member of one of Connecticut's most competitive conferences, Xavier regularly faces the toughest opponents that the state of Connecticut has to offer.
Above: Xavier celebrates the 2014 State Championship winning PAT vs Shelton. The overtime victory cemented a 6th State Title for the Falcons.
The Falcon's head coach Sean Marinan has been at the helm for the past 14 years, and during his tenure, he has guided his team to a number of impressive seasons--including 10 City of Middletown Championships, six S.C.C. Division I West titles, six playoff berths, and five Class "LL" State Titles; the first championship title was in 2005, the second was in 2010, the third was in 2011, the fourth was in 2012, and the fifth was in 2014. At the conclusion of the 2005, 2010 and 2011 championship seasons, the Falcons were unanimously voted as the #1 football team in the state of Connecticut.
As a result of his team's unparalleled performance during the 2005 season, Coach Marinan received the "Coach of the Year" honors from the New Haven Register, and the National Football Foundation. In 2011 Coach Marinan received his second National Footballl Foundation "Coach of the Year" honor following his team's second consecutive undefeated 13-0 season and #1 finish in the each of the state's most recognized polls. In 2016 Coach Marinan received the "Coach of the year" award from the C.H.S.C.A..
At the core of Xavier's coaching philosophy is the goal of instilling in its athletes the desire for: personal challenge, self confidence, academic excellence, individual accountability, and team commitment. It is the belief of Xavier's coaching staff that these virtues are essential to overall success in life. As members of the Xavier High School football team, students can expect to learn lessons that will not only prepare them for the diverse challenges of life, but also shape them to become leaders in the future. To be a member of the Falcon football program, one must be fully committed to personal improvement.