UConn Stamford had a long tradition of sports programs that started in 1966-67 with basketball and baseball. The teams were founded by David Mazza, who was the only athletic director the school had for the nearly 30 years they had competitive athletics. The Huskies competed in the Connecticut Small College Conference, along with the other UConn regional campuses in Hartford, Waterbury and Avery Point/Groton. The basketball program eventually grew to Division III status and UConn hosted an annual holiday hoop tournament.
Mazza coached both teams for many years as well as headed tennis and golf programs he started in later years. The school also fielded a women’s softball team for several seasons.
The UConn Wing of the Fairfield County Sports Hall of Fame, which is housed at the campus, was dedicated to Mazza in November 2014, following his passing earlier that year.