Jack Grinold Eastern Massachusetts Chapter 

National Football Foundation 

Kovach & Haughey Receive

Chapter Honors





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Dr. George Kovatch

2015 Ed Schluntz Contributions to Amateur Football Award Recipient

Dr. Kovatch has served on the Chapter’s Scholar/Athlete Selection Committee and been on the Chapter’s Board of Directors for parts of five decades.  He remains active in both capacities with the Chapter.

Haughey is a 1957 graduate of Harvard College and has served his alma mater in numerous capacities and is currently President of the Harvard Club of Boston. While he attended Harvard he was a three sport letter winner participating in football, basketball and baseball. He has served as president and chairman of the Harvard Varsity Club, and has been chairman of both the Friends of Harvard Football and Friends of Harvard Baseball booster clubs.  He has chaired Harvard’s Visiting Committee on Athletics.


The two men will receive the awards at the Jack Grinold/Eastern Massachusetts Chapter Scholar-Athlete Banquet on Sunday, May 3.





Long-time Grinold Chapter member George Kovatch and Harvard University benefactor Phil Haughey have been named the recipients of the 2015 Ed Schluntz Contributions to Amateur Football and Ron Burton Distinguished American Awards presented by the Grinold Chapter.


Kovatch was an outstanding tackle at Princeton University from 1951-54, where he received a Bachelor of Science in Engineering in 1955. He continued his education at Cornell University where he earned a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering in 1962.


Mr. Phillip Haughey

2015 Ron Burton Distinguished American Award Recipient

Dr. George Kovatch

2015 Ed Schluntz Contributions to Amateur Football Award Recipient

Dr. George Kovatch

2015 Ed Schluntz Contributions to Amateur Football Award Recipient

Grinold and Gallup Receive Carens Awards

The New England Football Writers awarded its top honor to both Grinold Chapter Executive Director Emeritus Jack Grinold and Board of Directors member Barry Gallup at its Captains and Awards Banquet in December. The George Carens Award for Contributions to Football was presented to two people for the first time in the history of the award. Grinold has chaired the Carens Award Selection Committee since the 1960’s and the NEFW Executive Board authorized his award.

Grinold was the Northeastern University sports information director for 46 years. During that time he worked 464 consecutive football games, including one undefeated season. He has been the chairman of the New England Collegiate Writers Association for the past 40 years. The former president of the Eastern Massachusetts Chapter of the National Football Foundation and Hall of Fame, he now serves the organization as 

executive director emeritus. He received the Chapter’s Contribution to Amateur Football Award in 1994 and in 1996 was given a Chapter Leadership Award by the National Football Foundation. In 2008, the Board of Directors voted that the chapter be re-named the Jack Grinold Chapter.

Gallup has dedicated a large part of his life to football in Boston. Currently the Associate Athletics Director - Football Operations at Boston College, Gallup is now in his 35th year as a member of the B.C. staff. One of the best receivers in school history, Gallup served as a BC assistant coach for 20 years (1970-91) and Northeastern's head coach for nine years (1991-99) prior to returning to his alma mater as assistant athletics director for football operations in May 2000. He was promoted to associate athletics director for football operations in May, 2008.