2017 Coaches Clinic Set For April 1

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 with education sessions followed by the opportunity to attend a Boston College Spring Practice. Further information is available here.

Chapter Executive Director Receives MNYFW Award

Jack Grinold/Eastern Massachusetts Chapter Executive Director Roger Crosley has been named the recipient of the Bob Kenworthy Division III Communications Award by the Metropolitan New York Football Writers. The Award will be presented Thursday, February 23, at the Eastern College Football Awards Banquet at Met Life Stadium in the New Jersey Meadowlands.

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Crosley has been a member of the Board of Directors of the Chapter since 1988, and for the past six years has served as Executive Director of the Chapter. During his time as Executive Director, membership in the Chapter has more than doubled, awards presented by the chapter have increased by over 50%, the annual Chapter Coaches Clinic has repeatedly reached capacity, and he created the Chapter website.

Crosley has served in a part-time position as Media relations Director of the New England Football Conference since 1999. He assisted in development, maintenance and multiple re-designs of the New England Football Conference website, and during his tenure with the Conference served as chair of the Scheduling and Championship Committees. He conducted the weekly and seasonal awards processes since he began with the league.

“It seems somewhat ironic that I am receiving an award for doing something I have loved doing for so long,” Crosley said. “My work with the NEFC was always been enjoyable and at times even thrilling.”

In addition to his work with the NEFC, since 1995 Crosley has served as chairperson of the New England Football Writers New England Division II/III All-New England team selection committee since 1995 and is a member of the Board of Directors of that organization.

 “I feel very fortunate to be able to call Bob Kenworthy a friend,” Crosley said. “I’ve known Bob for over 30 years and I couldn’t be more honored to receive an award named after such a giant in the sports communications field, but more importantly such a wonderful person.”

Kenworthy became Gettysburg's first-ever Sports Information Director shortly following his graduation from the College in 1959 and served in that role for the next 40 years. As one of the early pioneers and innovators in the field, he was a ground-breaking early member of the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). He worked behind the scenes for the growing needs of an ever-expanding athletic department that grew from 13 to 23 varsity sports during his tenure.

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