Jack Grinold Eastern Massachusetts Chapter
National Football Foundation
Fleming to Receive Schluntz Award
Retired Belmont Hill School football and hockey coach Kevin Fleming has been named the recipient of the 2016 Ed Schluntz Contributions to Amateur Football Award. In honor of Ed Schluntz, a charter member of the Jack Grinold Eastern Massachusetts Chapter of the National Football Foundation, the award is
presented to a person in the Chapter footprint whose efforts and activities in support of the Foundation and its goals have been local in nature. This award winner may be a coach, trainer, league organizer, administrator, fundraiser, or commonly all of the above.
Fleming spent 23 years as the varsity football coach at Belmont Hill, compiling a 139-46-2 record (.750 winning percentage). His teams have won six ISL championships in nine trips to the title game, and twice Belmont Hill was the New England champion during his tenure. The New England Prep school football championship has been named the “Kevin Fleming Bowl” in his honor.
Fleming is no stranger to awards, having been named to Halls of Fame by Brookline High School (where he played and was an assistant coach for eight years), and both the Massachusetts High School Football and Ice Hockey Coaches Associations. He has received similar recognition by the New England Prep School Hall of Fame.
During his time as head coach, Fleming nominated 15 Belmont Hill football players who were selected as Scholar-Athletes by the Grinold Chapter.
The Schluntz Award will be presented Sunday, May 15, 2016, at the Chapter’s 41st Annual Scholar-Athlete Awards Banquet at the Boston/Newton Marriott. Ticket information is available here.
Civetti Named Third Vice President
Jay Civetti, Head Football Coach at Tufts University, has been named the third vice-president of the Jack Grinold/Eastern Massachusetts Chapter of the National Football Foundation. Civetti's appointment is effectively immediately.
A graduate of the Belmont Hill School, Civetti played his college football at Trinity College where he started all 32 games of his career and captained the Bantams his senior season. Following graduation he became a graduate assistant at Boston College.
Several other members of the Grinold Chapter Class of 2013 had superb years at their collegiate institutions:
In addition from the Class of 2012:
In 2015 Civetti led the Jumbos to a 6-2 record and third place in the New England Small College Athletic Conference, following a 4-4 record in 2014.
Civetti joins an officer rotation that include Bob Holmes as President, Charlie Stevenson as first Vice President, John McCarthy as Second Vice President and Tom Lamb as Past President
A pair of Grinold Chapter Scholar-Athletes from our class of 2013 were named the recipient of the New England Football Writers Weekly Gold Helmet Award during this past season. Alex Jette (North Attleboro), a wide receiver/kick returner from Brown University, and Tufts University running back Chance Brady (Haverhill) each received the honor which recognizes the outstanding performance by a player in Division I FBS/FCS and Division II/III each week. Both juniors, Jette earned the honor after making 16 catches for 216 yards against Holy Cross, while Brady rushed for 212 yards on 27 carries with two touchdowns in Tufts’ victory over Colby. 2015 marked the first year that the Grinold Chapter has been the title sponsor of the Gold Helmet Awards.
Gold Helmets & Other Honors