Cavalluzzi Field, Robert Smalls Middle School

The athletics complex at Robert Smalls Middle School has been dedicated in the name of Rocco Cavalluzzi, a veteran teacher who passed away unexpectedly in February.  During ceremonies to unveil a granite memorial at the complex, Cavalluzzi’s family, his colleagues and students praised a beloved father and husband, a caring 24-year teacher and an excellent coach.  Cavalluzzi organized and implemented the middle school’s first technology course and taught technology summer camps for Robert Smalls and Whale Branch middle school students for four years.  He also was a state-trained mentor for new teachers, coach of a wrestling team that won five conference championships and athletic director at Robert Smalls for six years.  Angela Cavalluzzi, Cavalluzzi’s wife and a teacher at Bluffton Middle School, told last week’s ceremony participants (below) that the memorial was a fitting tribute for a humble man who was “always about his students.”