Robert Maffei Sr.
Enshrined : 2007
Fairfield Football Officials
Robert Maffei traveled up and down high school and collegiate football fields for more than 40 years. As a
member of the Vincent J. Reilly - New Haven and then Fairfield County Football Officials Association, Maffei was an official for the
ECAC under the aegis of the Eastern Association of
Intercollegiate Football Officials.
A well respected rules man, he served as interpreter for
the FCFOA, and reviewed questions made by coaches
serviced by the board. He was so respected he was chosen
to work the first FCIAC championship game.
The NFL took a look at Maffei, but a recurring knee
injury precluded a career in the big leagues.
When he wasn't officiating, he was coaching. Fairfield
University had him as the defensive coordinator for three
seasons, he was at Andrew Warde (Fairfield) for five
years in the same capacity, and then assisted at Fairfield
Prep for 16 years.
Among awards and recognitions, Bob was honored by
the Stamford Old-Timers, and the Fairfield Pop Warner
Football Board of Directors.