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Jack Grinold/Eastern Massachusetts Chapter 

National Football Foundation 

Annual Coaches Clinic March 24

Dan Ventura

The bi-annual officer rotation of the Jack Grinold/Eastern Massachusetts Chapter of the National Football Foundation was recently announced at the Annual Board of Directors meeting.

Xaverian High School Director of Athletics and hall of fame football coach Charlie Stevenson was named president. Moving into the First-Vice President role is John McCarthy, Director of the Institute for Athletic Coach Association at Boston University. Tufts University Head Football Coach Jay Civetti becomes Second-Vice President, while Bob Sherr joins the executive board as Third Vice-President. Sherr is owner of Sherr Financial Associates, based in Danvers, Massachusetts. Bob Holmes, retired high school sports editor of the Boston Globe, will become Past President.

Bill Gorman, Senior Associate Director of Athletics at Wentworth Institute of Technology will continue as treasurer. The Scholar Athlete Selection Committee Chair will remain Bob Bancroft, retired head Coach at Pembroke High School. Jim Seavey, Assistant Athletic Director at Mount Ida College will stay in his role as Banquet Chair.

In addition, three new members have joined the Board of Directors. Sal Lupoli, founder and president of Lupoli Companies, the parent company of a multidimensional organization; retired Fidelity Investments Senior Vice-President Mark Leonard; and Doug Monson, Assistant Director of Athletics at Stonehill College have assumed Board responsibilities.

Boston Herald's Ventura to Receive Schluntz


Grinold Chapter Names New Officers

The annual New Balance Jack Grinold/Eastern Massachusetts Chapter Coaches Clinic will be held Saturday, March 24, in the Yawkey Building on the campus of Boston College. Registration is closed. 

​Clinicians from  Boston College, Harvard, Yale, Fordham, and Trinity College will make presentations. Members of the BC Strength and Conditioning staff will also be on hand to answer questions. The clinic concludes with the opportunity for attendees to watch a Boston College Spring Practice session.

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Boston Herald High School Sports Editor Dan Ventura has been named the 2018 recipient of the Ed Schluntz Contributions to Amateur Football Award presented by the Jack Grinold/Eastern Massachusetts Chapter of the National Football Foundation. The award will be presented at the organization’s 46th annual Scholar-athlete banquet on Sunday, May 20.

A staple on the high school football scene since arriving in September of 1990 when he worked for the Suburban Press in Needham, Ventura created the Sweet 16 rankings in 1993 when he arrived at the Herald. The paper continues to run the weekly rankings 25 years later. Ventura has covered high school Super Bowls for the Herald since 1992 and was honored by the Massachusetts High School Football Coaches Association with its Media Award in 2000. Ventura has also been the recipient of MIAA's prestigious Distinguished Service Award in 2012 and was named the National High School Writer of the Year in 2004. Ventura is a longtime member of the Jack Grinold/Eastern Massachusetts Chapter Scholar-Athlete committee in charge of selecting high school seniors to receive the coveted award.

A 1977 honors graduate of St. Columbkille High School in Brighton, Ventura attended Boston College and Grahm Junior College until that institution closed. He also matriculated at Boston University before graduating with honors from the Northeast Broadcasting School.

Prior to working with the Suburban Press, Ventura was a staff reporter and columnist with the Dedham Daily Transcript.

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