Tribute to Coach Ray Tellier

Remembering Coach Ray Tellier

It is impossible to measure the profound impact Mr. T had on Notre Dame students and athletes.

He took great interest in his players well after they graduated. He took great pride in the number of his players who became teachers and coaches after they graduated. 

Notre Dame High School is pleased to announce that on Saturday, June 4, 2022, we will dedicate a memorial plaque in recognition of the many outstanding contributions of Coach Ray Tellier to Notre Dame High School Athletics.  

Mr. T. joined the Notre Dame Coaching Staff in 1957 and served the school for 20 years as a faculty member and as Head Baseball Coach, Head Football Coach, and Athletic Director.  

Taking the reins as AD in 1964, and building on the foundation laid by Coach John Janenda in the 1950s, T was instrumental in turning Notre Dame into an athletic powerhouse.  Athletes who played under T’s coaching knew of his concern for them on and off the playing field and beyond their days on the hill.  

Alumni and friends are invited to join the Notre Dame Community in recognizing Coach Tellier’s impact on the lives our students by supporting the Ray Tellier Memorial Scholarship Fund. The fund was initiated soon after his untimely death. Today, it totals $36,600 and is part of the Notre Dame Loyalty and Endowment Fund.

Each year, the endowment extends a financial aid grant to a Notre Dame athlete in memory of Coach Tellier. On this special occasion of the plaque dedication event our community hopes to increase the value and the impact of the Ray Tellier Memorial Fund.  Please consider making a donation to honor the memory of Ray Tellier, and share a brief comment about his impact on your life. 

Join us as we remember Coach Tellier

Saturday, June 4, 2022
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Notre Dame High School 

RSVP by calling 203-937-3223 or by emailing and include the names of those in your group. 

Make Your Gift in Support of the Coach Tellier

Please find the online gift options below or checks can be mailed to Notre Dame High School, One Notre Dame Way, West Haven, CT 06516. Please include a note that the gift is for the Coach Ray Tellier Memorial Scholarship.