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CHAPTER MEMBERS VOLUNTEER AND ARE HONORED AT WALTER CAMP


CHAPTER MEMBERS WERE VERY BUSY AT THE 47TH WALTER CAMP FOOTBALL FOUNDATION WEEKEND IN JANUARY. A NUMBER OF COACHES VOLUNTEERED AT THE YOUTH CLINIC HELD AT THE FLOYD LITTLE ATHLETIC CENTER AND SEVERAL WERE RECOGNIZED OR HONORED AT THE BREAKFAST OF CHAMPIONS AND THE ALL AMERICAN DINNER IN THE HISTORIC YALE COMMONS. THE PICTURES BELOW SHOW MEMBERS AT THE VARIOUS ACTIVITIES.

 

 

 

NORTH HAVEN COACH TONY SAGNELLA BREAKS A HUDDLE AT THE WALTER CAMP YOUTH CLINIC HELD AT THE FLOYD LITTLE ATHLETIC CENTER

HAND COACH STEVE FILIPPONE HAS FORMER BENGALS ALL PRO DAVID FULCHER SAY A FEW WORDS TO HIS PLAYERS AT THE YOUTH CLINIC

WEST HAVEN COACH ED MCCARTHY RECEIVES A PLAQUE FOR SETTING THE RECORD FOR MOST CAREER WINS FROM WALTER CAMP VICE PRESIDENT MIKE MADERA (L) AND PRESIDENT JIM MONICO

ANSONIA’S TOM BROCKETT (L) AND HIS CAPTAIN RECEIVE THE CLASS S STATE CHAMPIONSHIP PLAQUE. WALTER CAMP PRESIDENT JIM MONICO IS AT THE RIGHT

TOM BROCKETT IS SELECTED STATE COACH OF THE YEAR AND ARKEEL NEWSOME IS THE STATE PLAYER OF THE YEAR

CHAPTER MEMBER LEROY WILLIAMS PhD TALKS TO DAVID FULCHER FORMER ARIZONA STATE ALL AMERICAN AND CINCINNATI BENGALS ALL PRO

BOARD MEMBER KEVIN O’BRIEN POSES WITH WALTER CAMP DISTINGUISHED AMERICAN AWARD WINNER AND NOTRE DAME QUATERBACK JOE THEISMAN

PAST CHAPTER DISTINGUISHED AMERICAN AWARD WINNER KEVIN GILBRIDE MEETS WITH THIS PAST YEARS NORTH HAVEN CAPTAINS. KEVIN IS FROM NORTH HAVEN AND JUST RETIRED AS THE OFFENSIVE COORDINATOR OF THE NEW YORK GIANTS

FORMER CHESHIRE COACH STEVE ADDAZIO (L) NOW THE HEAD COACH AT BOSTON COLLEGE IS SHOWN WITH HIS ALL AMERICAN RUNNING BACK ANDRE WILLIAMS AND THE CT PLAYER OF THE YEAR LINEBACKER KEVIN PIERRE-LOUIS OF NORWALK AS WALTER CAMP VICE PRESIDENT MARIO COPPOLA LOOK’S ON

HILLHOUSE COACH REGGIE LYTLE AND HIS CAPTAINS MEET UP WITH WALTER CAMP PLAYER OF THE YEAR AND HEISMAN TROPHY WINNER JAMEIS WINSTON OF FLORIDA STATE

THE WALTER CAMP KELLY AWARD IS PRESENTED TO TOM BROCKETT OF ANSONIA BY JIM MONICO, CHAPTER BOARD MEMBER TONY MORTALI AND JAMES THOMSON

THE ANSONIA CHARGERS LINE UP ON THE DIAS AFTER THE WALTER CAMP DINNER FOR A TEAM PICTURE. EIGHTY THREE TEAM MEMBERS, FRIENDS AND FAMILY ATTENDED THE DINNER

PAST CHAPTER DISTINGUISHED AMERICAN AWARD WINNER AND CURRENT MEMBER DR RICH DIANA COULDN’T RESIST STRAPPING ON A VINTAGE LEATHER HELMET AND STRIKING A POSE AFTER THE DINNER

DR RICH DIANA AND COACH STEVE ADDAZIO SAT TOGETHER AT THE WALTER CAMP DINNER AND TALKED A LITTLE FOOTBALL



FROM THE PULPIT TO THE SIDELINE

 


WHEN YOU WERE AT A HAMDEN HOME FOOTBALL GAME OVER THE YEARS DID YOU EVER LOOK OVER AT THE VISITING TEAMS SIDELINE AND SAY, “THAT MAN WITH THE DOWN MARKER LOOKS FAMILIAR, WHERE DO I KNOW HIM FROM”? TRUTH IS YOU PROBABLY KNOW HIM FROM OUR SCHOLAR ATHLETE DINNER. IT IS NONE OTHER THAN OUR CHAPTER CHAPLIN THE REV. OWEN SANDERSON OF CHRIST CHURCH IN HAMDEN.  REV. SANDERSON HAS BEEN A CHAPTER MEMBER FOR THE PAST 44 YEARS AND HAS GIVEN THE INVOCATION AND BENEDICTION AT OUR YEARLY SCHOLAR ATHLETE DINNER AS LONG AS ANYONE CAN REMEMBER. “I THINK I MISSED ONE BECAUSE OF A CONFLICT”, HE ONCE SAID. AND AS LONG AS HE BEEN DOING THE LORDS WORK AT OUR DINNER HE HAS WORKED THE SIDELINES ON THE CHAIN GANG AT THE GREEN DRAGON GAMES FOR THE PAST 51 YEARS, AND NEVER MISSED ONE IN ALL THAT TIME. HOW GREAT IS THAT? HE WAS HONORED WITH THE CHAPTER MERIT AWARD IN 2001 AND SERVES AS AN HONORARY BOARD MEMBER OF OUR CHAPTER. THANK YOU REVEREND SANDERSON FOR ALL YOU DO FOR US AND HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL.

 


 

CHAPTER MEMBER MIKE BARBARO RECEIVES

NEW HAVEN GRIDIRON CLUB AWARD


CHAPTER MEMBER AND LONG TIME FOOTBALL OFFICIAL MIKE BARBARO RECEIVED THE DAVID HOLDWRIGHT PROFILES IN COURAGE AWARD FROM THE NEW HAVEN GRIDIRON CLUB ON DECEMBER 12, 2013 AT CASCADES IN HAMDEN. MIKE WHO WON THE 2006 CHAPTER OFFICIAL RECOGNITION AWARD WAS PRESENTED HIS AWARD BY DAVE HOLDWRIGHT A RETIRED FOOTBALL OFFICIAL WHO LOST HIS SIGHT IN A SURGICAL ACCIDENT IN 2003 AND KEVIN MOFFITT. DAVE RECEIVED OUR CHAPTERS DISTINGUISHED AMERICAN AWARD IN 2008 AND KEVIN MOFFITT 2009 OFFICIAL RECOGNITION AWARD. MIKE IS A SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT OF TOWN FAIR TIRE AND HAS SUPPORTED THE CHAPTER AS A SPONSOR FOR OUR SCHOLAR ATHLETE DINNER AND THE HALL OF FAME ALL STAR GAME. PICTURED ABOVE ARE L-R KEVIN, DAVE AND MIKE. WAY TO GO MIKE.

 

 

PAST PRESIDENT JOE FARINA PASSES AWAY

 

FORMER CHAPTER PRESIDENT JOE FARINA PASSED AWAY ON DECEMBER 20, 2013 AT THE HOSPITAL OF ST. RAPHAEL. HE WAS CHAPTER PRESIDENT IN 1991-92. JOE GRADUATED FROM WILBUR CROSS AND SCSU WHERE HE PLAYED FOOTBALL FOR CHAPTER HALL OF FAME COACH JESS DOW. HE LATER WAS AN ASSISTANT AT SOUTHERN BEFORE BECOMING THE HEAD COACH AT BRANFORD FROM 1969 UNTIL RETIRING IN 1978. JOE THEN SERVED AS ATHLETIC DIRECTOR AT BRANFORD UNTIL 1992 WHEN HE RETIRED FROM TEACHING. HE COACHED IN THE FORMER NUTMEG BOWL IN 1972 AND 1976 THE SAME YEAR HE WAS SELECTED CHAPTER COACH OF THE YEAR. HE WAS ALSO AWARDED THE CHAPTER MERIT AWARD IN 1994. JOE IS IN BOTH THE BRANFORD SPORTS HALL OF FAME AND EDUCATION HALL OF FAME AND RECEIVED THE BOY’S AND GIRLS CLUB GOLD RING AWARD IN 2000.

 

 

ANSONIA WINS TITLE AND #1 RANKING

THE ANSONIA CHARGERS EXTENDED THEIR TWO YEAR UNDEFEATED STREAK TO A THIRD YEAR WINNING ALL 15 GAMES ON ROUTE TO THE CLASS ‘S’ STATE CHAMPIONSIP AND #1 RANKING IN THE NEW HAVEN REGISTER FINAL POLL. THE CHARGERS HAVE NOW WON 43 CONSECTUTIVE GAMES AND HAVE WON THREE STRAIGHT CLASS ‘S’ TITLES. CHAPTER SCHOOLS HAVE NOW WON 9 OUT THE PAST 10 NUMBER ONE RANKINGS IN THE STATE POLL. ANSONIA HAS RANKED #1 FIVE TIMES, 1988, 1989, 2006, 2007 AND 2013. CONGRATULATIONS TO COACH TOM BROCKETT AND THE ANSONIA CHARGERS AND OTHER CHAPTER SCHOOLS THAT MADE THE PLAYOFFS INCLUDING FAIRFIELD PREP WHO LOST TO SOUTHINGTON IN THE CLASS ‘LL’ TITLE GAME, WEST HAVEN, WOODLAND, PLATT, NORTH HAVEN AND HAND. SINCE THE STATE CHAMPIONSHIP PLAYOFFS BEGAN IN 1976 CHAPTER SCHOOLS HAVE WON TITLES EVERY YEAR BUT TWO.

 

 

BIG CROWD ATTENDS LAST FALL MEETING

THE LAST MEETING OF THE CHAPTER WAS HELD ON NOVEMBER 26 AT THE KNIGHTS OF ST PATRICK AND OVER 75 MEMBERS AND GUESTS ATTENDED TO HEAR COMMENTS FROM CHAPTER COACHES ABOUT THEIR UPCOMING THANKSGIVING DAY GAMES, THE IMPENDING PLAYOFFS WHILE ENJOYING A PRIME RIB DINNER FROM CATERER MARK LYNCH.   IN ADDITION DR LEROY WILLIAMS CHAIRMAN OF THE CIAC FOOTBALL COMMITTEE GAVE AN UPDATE ON THE UPCOMING PLAYOFFS AND CHAPTER MEMBER DR RICH DIANA, AN ORTHOPEDIC SURGEON, TALKED ABOUT HIS NEW BOOK, “HEALTHY JOINTS FOR LIFE”, WHICH WILL BE ON SALE SHORTLY. IN ADDITION WTNH SPORTS DIRECTOR NOAH FINZ AND SPORTSCASTER ERIK DOBRATZ ATTENDED AND INTERVIEWED COACHES ED MCCARTHY, WEST HAVEN, TOM SHEA, FAIRFIELD PREP, JASON BRUEEN, PLATT AND STEVE FILIPPONE, HAND. THOSE COACHES ALSO SPOKE AT THE MEETING ALONG WITH ASSISTANT COACHES JOHN SPOONHEIMER, ANSONIA, RAY CIARLEGLIO, NORTH HAVEN, TIM PHIPPS, WOODLAND. THE MEETING CONCLUDED WHEN CHAPTER PRESIDENT BILL O’BRIEN PRESENTED A PLAQUE TO COACH MCCARTHY FOR ACHIEVING THE STATE RECORD FOR MOST WINS BY A COACH WHEN HE REACHED HIS 322ND VICTORY IN OCTOBER. HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO ALL.

 

 

ED McCARTHY SET’S NEW WIN  RECORD WITH 322ND VICTORY

 

CHAPTER MEMBER COACH ED McCARTHY OF THE WEST HAVEN BLUE DEVILS SET A NEW STATE RECORD FOR WINS LAST NIGHT WITH A 49-7 VICTORY OVER THE HAMDEN GREEN DRAGONS, SURPASSING THE PREVIOUS MARK OF FORMER LEDYARD COACH BILL MIGNAULT. COACH McCARTHY IS IN HIS 43RD SEASON AS HEAD COACH, HIS 31ST AT WEST HAVEN, WHERE HE RECORDED 230 WINS. PRIOR TO WEST HAVEN HE COACHED AT ST. JOSEPH IN TRUMBULL WERE HE HAD HIS FIRST 92 WINS. CONGRATULATIONS TO COACH McCARTHY ON AN OUTSTANDING ACCOMPLISHMENT. WE’RE ALL VERY PROUD OF YOU.

 

JESS DOW HALL OF FAME PLAQUE PRESENTED TO SCSU

 

 

THE CULMINATION OF THE INDUCTION OF CHAPTER COACH JESS DOW INTO THE COLLEGE FOOTBALL HALL OF FAME TOOK PLACE ON OCTOBER 25 AT HALFTIME OF THE UNH-SCSU GAME. THE HALL OF FAME PLAQUE WAS PRESENTED BY CHAPTER PRESIDENT AND MEMBER OF THE NATIONAL FOOTBALL FOUNDATION BOARD OF DIRECTORS BILL O’BRIEN TO SCSU PRESIDENT MARY A. PAPAZIAN AS SCSU ATHLETIC DIRECTOR PAT NICOL, JANE DOW-BURT, DAUGHTER OF JESS DOW, AND HER HUSBAND TOM BURT LOOK ON.

OCTOBER 17 MEETING

 

 

SEVERAL CONFLICTS LED TO A LOWER ATTENDANCE THAN NORMAL AT THE OCTOBER 17 MEETING BUT THE PROGRAM WAS INTERESTING WITH THREE GREAT SPEAKERS. YALE COACH TONY RENO SPOKE ABOUT HIS TWO RECENT ROAD GAMES TO CAL POLY AND DARTMOUTH, RICH MARAZZI GAVE AN UPDATE ON HIS BOOK, “A BOWL FULL OF MEMORIES”, ABOUT THE 100TH ANNIVERSARY OF YALE BOWL IN 2014 AND PETER ROSSOMANDO OF UNH SPOKE ABOUT HIS SEASON TO DATE. PETE WAS PRESENTED A PLAQUE FROM CHAPTER PRESIDENT BILL O’BRIEN FOR BEING SELECTED LIBERTY MUTUAL DIVISION II NATIONAL COACH OF THE YEAR FOR THE 2012 SEASON. THE FOOD WAS EXCELLENT AS USUAL AND MEMBERS OF THE KNIGHT’S OF ST. PATRICK BOARD WERE GUESTS OF THE CHAPTER.

 

CHAPTER MEMBERS RECOGNIZE COACHES PAUL PASQUALONI AND GEORGE DELIONE


THE FIRST MEETING OF THE SEASON OF THE CASEY-O’BRIEN CHAPTER WAS HELD ON OCTOBER 3 AT THE KNIGHTS OF ST. PATRICK. SEVENTY MEMBERS AND FRIENDS ATTENDED AND PAID TRIBUTE TO PAUL PASQUALONI AND GEORGE DELIONE THE FORMER UCONN COACHES WHO WERE UNCEREMONIOUSLY LET GO LAST WEEKEND IN MID SEASON. THESE TWO MEN HAVE COACHED FOR A COMBINED 83 YEARS AND THE CONSENSUS OF OUR MEMBERS WAS THEY DIDN’T DESERVE SUCH TREATMENT. DISPITE WHAT OCCURRED THEY HONORED THEIR COMMITMENT AND ATTENDED OUR MEETING, AND ALONG WITH SCSU COACH RICH CAVANAUGH, CAME AND SPOKE TO OUR GROUP. AFTER THE THREE COACHES SPOKE SEVERAL VERY SUCCESSFUL CHAPTER HIGH SCHOOL COACHES TALKED ABOUT THE IMPACT BOTH COACHES HAD ON THEM PROFESSIONALLY. COACHES SPEAKING INCLUDED FORMER CHESHIRE COACH MARK ECKE, NOTRE DAME’S TOM MARCUCCI, STAPLES COACH MARCE PETROCCIO, WEST HAVEN COACH ED MCCARTHY AND HAND COACH STEVE FILIPPONE AND THEY ALL THANKED PAUL AND GEORGE FOR THEIR ADVICE AND COUNSEL OVER THE YEARS. COACH PASQUALONI WAS SELECTED TO RECEIVE THE CHAPTER DISTINGUISHED AMERICAN AWARD IN 1998 AND COACH DELIONE WAS CHAPTER PRESIDENT IN 1980. BELOW ARE  PHOTO’S TAKEN AT THE MEETING.

 

FALL MEETING SCHEDULE LOOKING GOOD

 

THE SCHEDULE FOR THE 2013 CHAPTER FALL DINNER MEETINGS IS SHAPING UP AND SHOULD MAKE FOR ANOTHER EXCITING SEASON.  DUE TO A SERIES OF CONFLICTS IN SEPTEMBER WE MOVED OUR FIRST MEETING TO THURSDAY OCTOBER 3. THREE GOOD FRIENDS, COACH PAUL PASQUALONI AND FORMER CHAPTER PRESIDENT GEORGE DELIONE AS WELL AS SCSU COACH RICH CAVANAUGH HAVE AGREED TO ATTEND. TWO WEEKS LATER ON OCTOBER 17 WE HAVE UNH COACH PETER ROSSOMANDO, YALE COACH TONY RENO AND THE POPULAR ESPN RADIO HOST RICH MARAZZI ON THE AGENDA. RICH WILL GIVE US AN UPDATE ON HIS BOOK ABOUT THE 100TH ANNIVERSARY OF YALE BOWL NEXT YEAR. OUR LAST MEETING WILL BE ON TUESDAY NOVEMBER 26 AND CHAPTER COACHES WILL BE ASKED TO SPEAK ABOUT THE UPCOMING PLAYOFFS. CATERER PAUL LUCIBELLO HAS MOVED TO FLORIDA BUT RECOMMENDED HIS NEPHEW MARK LYNCH TO TAKE HIS PLACE. PAUL SAY’S YOU WON’T NOTICE ANY DIFFERENCE. THE PRICE REMAINS AT $15 AND WE WILL PROVIDE FREE DRAFT BEER FOR ALL MEETINGS. WHAT A DEAL. BRING A FRIEND AND ENJOY A NIGHT TALKING FOOTBALL.

 

 

 

 

 

National Guard Edges Marines 15-14 In Inaugural Military Bowl

Quarterback Tim Boyle totaled two touchdowns to help the National Guard escape the first Hall of Fame Classic Military Bowl with a 15-14 victory over the Marines at Rentschler Field.

Boyle, of Xavier-Middletown, will play at UConn this fall, completed 12-of-24 passes for 134 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions. He ran for 16 yards and a score on three attempts.  Boyle earned Offensive Player of the Game honors for the National Guard. His Xavier teammates, Max Tylki and Kevin Dean, earned National Guard Defensive Player of the Game and Marines Offensive Player of the Game honors, respectively.

Hartford Public's Abdulahi Dukalay earned the Coaches' Award for best camp performance for the National Guard. Windsor's Devonte Dillon earned the same honor for the Marines. Middletown's Isiah Swain, who was named the Marines Defensive Player of the Game, intercepted Boyle twice. Swain dove and caught a tipped pass for his first pick and was there waiting for an overthrown pass in the third quarter.

Both offenses were anemic in the first quarter. The only scoring came on a safety with 13 seconds left, when Marines quarterback Quinn Fleeting was flagged for an intentional grounding penalty in the end zone. Fleeting, of Windsor, will play at Central.

Oxford quarterback Brennan Ortiz got the Marines on the board with 3:03 left in the half with a 2-yard touchdown run. Boyle found Sam Miranda for a 29-yard touchdown pass with 1:21 remaining to give the National Guard an 8-7 halftime lead. Ortiz, who will play at Western, scored on a 1-yard sneak 6:43 into the third to put the Marines back on top.

The National Guard answered with a methodical 17-play drive, highlighted by a Boyle 2-yard dive on fourth down to keep the chains moving. Five plays later, at the 3:36 mark, Boyle scored on a 14-yard bootleg run down the right sideline to cap the 74-yard drive.

Three plays later it seemed as though the National Guard sealed the game with a 32-yard interception return by 

Je'vaughn Moore, but an illegal defense penalty negated the score. With 7:25 left in the game, the Marines had a chance to take the lead, but a 31-yard field goal by Greenwich's Jesse Adelberg went wide left. Fleeting was sacked twice in a last-minute desperation drive, sealing the win for the National Guard.

 

Co-Chair Steve Filippone of Hand welcomes the crowd to the opening luncheon

Hillhouse’s Tommy Dyer and legendary Xavier coach Larry McHugh enjoy the pre game tailgate

Branford’s Andy Klarman (#47) breaks up a pass for the National Guard team.

Eddy Williams from West Haven #22 (blue) tackles #22 (white) Kris Luster of Xavier

 

Pile high action. Everybody gets into the action.

Terrell Fairweather #13 of Hillhouse leaps to tackle #7 Rashaun Finney of Ansonia.

Max Shumann of Xavier signals touchdown for the National Guard team.

Je’Vaughn Moore of Hillhouse leaps for the end zone behind Chris Golger #29 of Fairfield Prep. #71 is West Haven’s William Bennett.

Xavier coach Sean Marinan is proud of his three MVP’s, Max Tilki, Tim Boyle both of the National Guard and Kevin Dean of the Marines.

 

The winning National Guard team celebrates a hard fought 15-14 victory over the Marines.

 

 


    

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National Football Foundation Member Jess Dow

Inducted Into College Football Hall Of Fame

Jess Dow, the founder of the Southern Connecticut State football team, will be inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame.  Dow will be honored this summer at the NFF induction ceremonies at the site of the future College Football Hall Of Fame  in Atlanta on August 28th. 

Dow began Southern’s football program in 1947 at the New Haven State Teachers College and by 1949, in its third season, the school now known as Southern Connecticut State University became a powerhouse, outscoring opponents 228-46 and winning eight of nine games. Dow eventually became one of the winningest small college coaches of his era.

The Owls went 3-4-1 during the inaugural 1948 campaign, enjoyed 16 winning seasons over the next 17 years. His teams played UConn, beat Northeastern 32-6 in 1960 and lost to Temple in 1964. His best club was in 1959, a 9-0 season in which Southern outscored opponents 317-45.

Dow also coached basketball, baseball, track and golf while later serving as athletic director during a 28-year tenure at the school. He retired from coaching football in 1965, his career record an impressive 108-40-6.

He was also inducted into the NAIA Hall of Fame and Southern’s current stadium is named in his honor.

 

 

WALTER CAMP HONORS CHAPTER MEMBERS

 

THE WALTER CAMP FOOTBALL FOUNDATION HONORED AND RECOGNIZED A NUMBER OF CHAPTER MEMBERS AT THEIR 46TH ANNUAL ALL AMERICAN WEEKEND ACTIVITIES ON JANUARY 12TH AND 13TH. THE HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDED THE PRESENTATION OF THE STATE CHAMPIONSHIP AWARDS TO HAND, XAVIER, ANSONIA AND HILLHOUSE AND THE RECOGNITION OF HAND HIGH SCHOOL WITH THE JOSEPH KELLY AWARD AS THE NO 1 TEAM IN THE STATE OF CONNECTICUT. THE PHOTO’S BELOW SHOW SOME OF THE ACTIVITIES INVOLVING CHAPTER MEMBERS.

"Herman Edwards 2012 Walter Camp Man of the Year" Video

Daniel Hand High School 2012 Walter Camp Joseph Kelly Award Winner" Video

 

 

 

CHAPTER COACHES RECEIVING STATE CHAMPIONSHIP PLAQUES ARE L-R STEVE FILIPPONE (HAND), TOM DYER (HILLHOUSE), JOHN MARKS, WALTER CAMP PRESIDENT, TOM BROCKETT (ANSONIA) AND SEAN MARINAN (XAVIER).

COACH OF THE YEAR SPONSOR ED SCHOP OF STADIUM SYSTEMS ANNOUNCES TOM DYER AND STEVE FILIPPONE AS CO COACHES OF THE YEAR.

FORMER SCHOLAR ATHLETE MARTIN PARKER, ‘06 HYDE LEADERSHIP, SPEAKS TO THE OVER 2,500 STUDENTS AT STAY IN SCHOOL PROGRAM

CHAPTER PRESIDENT BILL O’BRIEN PRESENTS HIS BROTHER KEVIN, A CHAPTER MEMBER, WITH HIS LIFETIME MEMBERSHIP PLAQUE

COACH STEVE FILIPPONE OF HAND SPEAKS TO AUDIENCE.

COACH TOM DYER OF HILLHOUSE ADDRESSES THOSE IN ATTENDANCE.

ANSONIA’S ARKEEL NEWSOME WAS SELECTED CONNECTICUT PLAYER OF THE YEAR.

FORMER ANSONIA COACH JACK HUNT WAS HONORED POSTUMIETLY WITH THE WALTER CAMP LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD. IN ATTENDANCE FOR THE PRESENTATION WERE FAMILY MEMBERS KEVIN ROWLEY, JOE HUNT, JEFF HUNT, LORI HUNT SHORTELL AND JOHN HUNT.

JACK’S WIDOW DENISE HUNT RECEIVED FLOWERS FROM THE WALTER CAMP FOOTBALL FOUNDATION.

BREAKFAST SPEAKER HERMAN EDWARDS MET WITH DENISE HUNT

AT THE PRE DINNER RECEPTION COACH FILIPPONE AND HIS CAPTAINS MEET HEISMAN TROPHY WINNER AND WALTER CAMP ALL AMERICAN JOHNNY MANZIEL OF TEXAS A&M.

COACH FILIPPONE AND HIS CAPTAINS RECEIVE THE JOSEPH KELLY AWARD SYMPOLIC OF THE NO 1 RANKED TEAM IN THE STATE AT THE 46TH ANNUAL WALTER CAMP DINNER IN YALE COMMONS.  

Peter Rossomando National Coach of the Year

CONGRATULATIONS TO CHAPTER MEMBER PETER ROSSOMANDO HEAD COACH OF THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAVEN WHO WAS CHOSEN THE LIBERTY MUTUAL DIVISION II NATIONAL COACH OF THE YEAR. OTHER WINNERS INCLUDE BRIAN KELLY D 1 NOTRE DAME, WILLIE FRITZ D IAA AND GLENN CARUSO UNIVERSITY OF ST. THOMAS D III.

 

LIBERTY MUTUAL INDICATED, “IN HONOR OF THEIR COMMITMENT TO SPORTSMANSHIP, INTEGRITY, RESPONSIBILITY AND EXCELLENCE BOTH ON AND OFF THE FIELD, LIBERTY MUTUAL INSURANCE WILL BE AWARDING EACH COACH $50,000 FOR THE CHARITY (S) OF THEIR CHOICE AS WELL AS $20,000 FOR THEIR SCHOOLS ALUMNI ASSOCIATION”. CONGRATULATIONS TO PETER FOR THIS GREAT ACCOMPLISHMENT.

 

DIVISION II WINNER     PETER ROSSOMANDO   UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAVEN

Coach Rossomando accepted the responsibility of rebuilding New Haven football after the program’s five-year absence. Since the Chargers first win of the 2009 season, Rossomando had amassed a four-year record of 35-9 against Division II opponents, including back-to-back perfect runs through the Northeast-10 Conference in 2011 and 2012. This year’s season saw New Haven win its third consecutive conference title to return to the Division II playoffs, and finished with a 10-1 record and #8 ranking in the national AFCA poll. Off the field, Coach Rossomando and his staff place a high priority on their players’ academic commitment, which has helped nurture two Academic All-Americans. Rossomando is well known for his charitable endeavors supporting local Habitat for Humanity projects, youth mentoring programs, and community clean-up efforts. He is dedicated to the memorial fund he created to honor his brother Nicholas, a New York City fire fighter who lost his life in the 9/11 tragedy.

 

SCC - FCIAC Challenge  2013 Schedule Announced Click Here To See Schedule

 

Hall Of Fame Classic And Governors' Cup Evolve Into A Single All Star Game

 

The two annual all star games , the Hall of Fame Classic between New Haven and Fairfield counties and the Governors’ Cup between Connecticut and Rhode Island have merged into a single all star game in June.
This all star game will feature only Connecticut high school seniors, also named the Hall of Fame Classic and will take place at Rentschler Field on June 29, 2013.

The game is a joint venture between the Connecticut High School Coaches Association and the four state branches of the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame.

Each team in the Classic will feature 55 players with a head coach and 10 assistant coaches. The head coach will be allowed to pick two assistant coaches from his high school, and the remaining seven assistants will be head coaches from other programs.

The players will be chosen based on coaches’ recommendations and performance at a combine that will be held on March 24 at the Floyd Little Athletic Center in New Haven.

The teams will then be selected via a draft held at Rentschler Field on a date to be determined. High school teammates may be drafted on opposing teams.

The name of each team and the announcement of coaches will take place on Jan. 12 at 9 a.m. at Anthony’s Ocean View in East Haven as part of the Walter Camp Breakfast of Champions.

The Classic will be the main event of a week that includes a golf tournament, a coaches clinic and a youth clinic.

 

 

CHAPTER MEMBER JOE LINTA TOP AGENT
       SIGNS RAVENS JOE FLACCO TO RECORD CONTRACT



CHAPTER MEMBER JOE LINTA OF BRANFORD, COACH AT HAMDEN HALL AND NFL AGENT, NEGOTIATED A RECORD SETTING CONTRACT FOR HIS CLIENT JOE FLACCO QUATERBACK OF THE NFL CHAMPION BALTIMORE RAVENS. FLACCO SIGNED A NEW CONTRACT FOR $120.6 MILLION OVER 6 YEARS MAKING HIM THE HIGHEST PAID PLAYER IN NFL HISTORY. THE SUPER BOWL MVP WILL RECEIVE A $29 MILLION DOLLAR SIGNING BONUS AND $52 MILLION DOLLARS IN GUARANTEED MONEY. LINTA PLAYED DEFENSIVE END FOR YALE HALL OF FAME COACH CARMEN COZZA AND HAS BEEN AN AGENT SINCE 1990. HE GRADUATED FROM YALE IN 1983. HE IS PICTURED ABOVE WITH JOE FLACCO AT A SUMMER CAMP HE RAN IN BRANFORD AND SPEAKING AT A CHAPTER MEETING IN 2011.

 

 

 

GUESS WHO’S GETTING MARRIED

 

HEY FRIENDS GUESS WHO’S GETTING MARRIED? FORMER SCHOLAR ATHLETE (FORAN 1998), CURRENT ASSISTANT COACH AT HAND HIGH SCHOOL AND LONG TIME FRIEND DAVE MASTROIANNI IS GETTING HOOKED. THE LUCKY LADY IN THE VERY PRETTY CATHERINE KENNEDY FROM EAST LYME. BOTH ARE TEACHERS AT HAND. THERE WILL BE A STAG FOR DAVE ON SATURDAY APRIL 6 AT THE AMERICAN LEGION HALL POST 79 AT 23 BRADLEY RD IN MADISON FROM 6 TO 10 PM. TICKETS ARE $30. LET’S GET A STRONG SHOWING FROM THE CHAPTER FOR DAVE’S STAG. ANY QUESTIONS CALL DAVE’S STEP FATHER TONY CATAPANO AT 203-581-4017 OR HIS DAD DAVE MASTROIANNI AT 860-462-9332. GO FOR IT DAVE.

 

CHAPTER ANNOUNCES 2013 AWARD WINNERS

Rob Rafferty
Joseph McVetty
Steve Filipone
Jim Bell

 

NEW HAVEN COUNTY CHAPTER
THE NATIONAL FOOTBALL FOUNDATION

AND COLLEGE HALL OF FAME




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March 3, 2013


                                                                                                                 Prepared by Bill O’Brien
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The 53rd Anniversary of the Gene Casey New Haven County Chapter of the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame scholar athlete dinner will be held on Friday April 12 at Fantasia Banquet Facility, 404 Washington Ave., North Haven. A reception will begin at 5:30PM with the march to the head table at 6:30PM.

Twenty six high school and prep school scholar athletes will be honored for academic excellence and citizenship. In addition Branford native Jim Bell the Executive Producer of NBCUniversal’s coverage of the Olympic Games will receive the Distinguished American Award. Prior to his new position Bell was the Executive Producer of the Today Show on NBC. Chapter member Robert Rafferty of North Branford will receive the Chapter Award of Merit and long time football official Joseph McVetty of Hamden will receive the Official Recognition Award.

In addition Hand coach Steve Filippone will receive the Chapter Coach of the Year Award. The Tigers finished with a 14-0 record and won the Class L State Championship and were declared the #1 ranked team in the State. For the second straight year New Haven County teams won all four state titles. Championship Awards will be presented to Xavier LL. Hand L, Hillhouse M and Ansonia S.

Tickets can be purchased for $45 and can be ordered by calling Donna Limone at 203-481-8375 or by email at dpludlo214@aol.com. Anyone interested in placing a congratulatory ad can contact Paul Criscuolo at 203-231-3992 or at paul@rabassociates.net.   Information about the chapter can be found at www.newhavenfootballfoundation.com.

 

NEW HAVEN COUNTY CHAPTER
NATIONAL FOOTBALL FOUNDATION

AND COLLEGE HALL OF FAME


53RD ANNIVERSARY AWARDS DINNER

2013 SCHOLAR ATHLETE AWARDS

                                                                                                  QUSAAN HOSKIE-WEST HAVEN
ELI BONADIES-HAMDEN                                                MATTHEW MARCARELLI-NORTH HAVEN
ALEXANDER BORKOWSKI-BRANFORD                  DILLON McMAHON-DERBY
JORDAN COLEY-HAMDEN HALL                                SEAN MERRILL-SHEEHAN
MICHAEL CONLAN-SEYMOUR                                    Je’VAUGHN MOORE-HILLHOUSE
TIMOTHY COVEL-CHESHIRE                                       RYAN O’CONNOR-ANSONIA
KEVIN DEAN-XAVIER                                                      ROURKE PHALON-HOLY CROSS
GARY FALANDA-NORTH BRANFORD                       KYLE RIVERA-PLATT TECHNICAL
JAMES FARRELL-SHELTON                                         ANTHONY SCIRPO-WOODLAND
MICHAEL FERRARA-GUILFORD                                 DeVANTe’SEALY- HYDE
PETER GERSON-DANIEL HAND                                   JAMES SEMMONELLA-AMITY
CHRISTOPHER GOLGER-FAIRFIELD PREP            MATTHEW SHUMAKER-NOTRE DAME
BUCKY GUMBREWICZ-OXFORD                                 DANIEL ZIEBELL-JONATHAN LAW


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DISTINGUISHED AMERICAN: JIM BELL, EXECUTIVE PRODUCER NBC OLYMPICS


CHAPTER COACH OF THE YEAR: STEVE FILIPPONE, DANIEL HAND HIGH SCHOOL


CHAPTER AWARD OF MERIT: ROBERT RAFFERTY, CHAPTER MEMBER, NORTH BRANFORD


OFFICIAL RECOGNITION AWARD: JOSEPH McVETTY, NEW HAVEN BOARD, HAMDEN


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