Roland Carignan

Graduating class of 1941

Roland "Bill" Carignan was a three sports star for Central High School, Class of 1941A. He captained the football team in 1940 and the basketball team in 1941, when Central won the State Title. He was an All-State football player for three years and was voted captain of the 1941 State Team. Bill played American Legion baseball from 1936 to 1940 for Post 79 and Sweeney Post. He was a key player in the 1936 Sweeney team that won the State title and lost in the national semi-finals in Middletown, Ohio. Bill later played for fout years in the old Sunset League. Following graduation from Central High School he attended Marionapolis College in Thompson, Conn. and captained its football team in the fall of 1941. He then served four years in the Navy. In 1946 Bill attended Brewster Academy in Wolfeboro, N.H. where he captained the football team and played baseball and basketball as well. Bill continues to serve the city of Manchester after his long and distinguished career as an athlete and public servant.