Jack Grinold/Eastern Massachusetts Chapter
National Football Foundation
Marshfield Coaching Legend Silva to Receive Schluntz Award
Veteran Marshfield High School football Coach Lou Silva has been named the recipient of the 2017 Ed Schluntz Contributions to Amateur Football Award presented by The Jack Grinold/Eastern Massachusetts Chapter of the National Football Foundation. Silva will be honored at the Chapter's 42nd
UMD's Sullivan Named
2017 Daly Award Recipient
Sullivan, a senior accounting major from Everett, Mass., has been a five time selection to the UMD Chancellor’s list for those who have a GPA above 3.8. In his seven semesters at the Dartmouth campus, Sullivan has also made the Dean's List all seven semesters (3.2 or above). In all four years of his career he was named to the Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference (MASCAC)Fall All-Academic Team.
Sullivan has been very active in community service both before and since arriving to play for the Corsairs. He has an ongoing leadership role with UMD's Team Impact and its draftee Nathan Kuznar, a young man with severe Crohn’s disease. He has also led the collection of items and preparation of Christmas care packages for members of the US Army 2nd Air Defense Artillery Regiment based at Anderson Air Force Base, Guam, an in initiative the Corsair Football Team has supported for three years. Suillivan has also been a Special Olympics volunteer, and participated in the Katy Brown Education Program, a two-day workshop involving male student-athletes to gain their perspective and identify possible training curriculum for a Relationship Violence Prevention program focused on college and high school aged males. In addition he is a registered bone marrow transplant donor, and has participated in Get in the Game, Save a Life marrow donor registration events.
On the field Sullivan is one of the top players in New England College Division Football. He capped his senior season by being named to the American Football Coaches Association All-America second team, and was an Honorable Mention All-America pick by D3Football.com. He was named to the 2016 New England Division II/III College Division team by the New England Football Writers, and is a three time All-MASCAC selection, with first team picks in 2015 and 2016. Pat was the 2016 MASCAC Lineman of the Year.
University of Massachusetts Dartmouth offensive lineman Pat Sullivan has been named the recipient of the sixth annual Jack Daly Award for Academics, Citizenship and Football presented by the Jack Grinold/Eastern Massachusetts Chapter of the National Football Foundation.
2017 Coaches Clinic Reaches Capacity
The 2017 Jack Grinold/Eastern Massachusetts Chapter Coaches Clinic date has been set for Saturday morning, April 1. The Clinic will be held in the Yawkey Building at Boston College and registration has reached capacity.
annual Scholar-Athlete Banquet on Sunday, May 21, at the Boston Newton Marriott.
Silva has been the Marshfield head man for the past 36 seasons. He has compiled an overall record of 236-144-7 (.619 winning %), and has led the Rams to five Super Bowl championships, the most recent of which came in 2014. His 2016 squad compiled an 8-3 record that included a 53-0 trouncing of eventual Division 2 Champion Duxbury on Thanksgiving Day.
Silva is a 1968 graduate of Durfee High School in Fall River where he earned all-star honors in football and basketball, and was a record setting track & field athlete. Silva then made trip up Route 24 to play for Boston College where from 1969-1971 he started at outside linebacker.
Following graduation, Silva accepted a position teaching math at Furnace Brook School and took to the Marshfield sidelines as an assistant coach in 1973. In 1981 he became the Rams’ head coach, a position that has earned him induction into the Massachusetts State High School Football Association Hall of Fame. Silva eventually became the Director of Athletics at Marshfield, a position he held until his retirement from full-time employment with the District in 2013.