Jack Grinold Eastern Massachusetts Chapter
National Football Foundation
St. John’s Prep quarterback Oliver Eberth
of Andover has been named a semi-finalist or one of five national scholar-athlete awards presented by the NFF. Eberth, who was nominated by the Grinold Chapter,
was the Catholic Conference offensive MVP, throwing 13 scoring passes while leading
the Eagles to an 8-3 mark. In his career he
threw 37 touchdown passes while compiling
a 4.1 GPA in the classroom. Since he was 10 years old he has worked with special needs
children at the school where his mother is the day nurse. He he is currently a personal
care assistant for one of the students at the school. Although recruited by several Division I FCS schools, Oliver has chosen to play at Amherst College.
The Lynah Award is bestowed annually to a maximum of four former ECAC athletic administrators who have achieved outstanding success in their career and have made an unusual contribution in the interest of intercollegiate athletics, the NCAA and the ECAC. For the purposes of defining the position, an eligible candidate must have been an ECAC director, associate director or assistant director of athletics or senior woman administrator.
Grinold, now the associate athletic director emeritus, first joined the university in 1962 and is widely regarded as the dean of New England sports information directors. Over his 50-plus years on Huntington Avenue, he developed a wide-ranging, innovative athletic communications office. Often called "the innovator of innovators," he shaped the careers of countless sports information professionals—including many who benefitted from an internship program he established within the department.
In 1985, Grinold was elected to the Northeastern University Varsity Club Hall of Fame, becoming the first non-athlete or coach to receive the honor. And, in 1998, as part of Northeastern's centennial celebration, he was chosen as one of the 100 individuals responsible for the institution's growth and success.
Grinold's impact reaches far beyond the Northeastern campus. His long-time, dedicated service includes: secretary of the New England Writers Association since 1964; chairman of the New England Writers Association football and hockey banquets since 1964; and executive director and former president of the Eastern Massachusetts Chapter of the National Football Foundation and Hall of Fame, now known as the Jack Grinold Chapter. From the latter, he received the Contribution to Amateur Football Award in 1994, and in 1996 the National Foundation honored him with its Chapter Leadership Award. The New England Football Writers named their Division I-AA coach of the year award the Jack Grinold Award, and was named the George C. Carens awards winner for contributions to New England football by the football writers in 2014.
Grinold served as chairman of CoSIDA's Committee on Committees. Additionally, he has served as a press steward for the Eastern Sprints for 33 years and was press steward at the venue of rowing and canoeing at the 1984 Olympiad in Los Angeles. He also is the secretary of Boston's celebrated Beanpot hockey tournament.
In 2008, Grinold and his wife, Cathy, established a $1.5 million endowment at Northeastern that will benefit men's rowing. In 2013, the university dedicated its new state-of-the-art rowing training facility in honor of the Grinold family for their continued commitment and generosity to the Northeastern rowing programs. Additionally, the athletics department raised $350,000 to endow the Grinold Family Scholarship for student-athletes. The press box at the university's historic Matthews Arena is now named the Jack Grinold Media Center.
St. John's Prep's Eberth Named NFF Regional Scholar-Athlete Semi-Finalist
Jack Grinold honored by the ECAC
BOSTON – The Eastern College Athletic Conference has announced that Northeastern University associate athletic director emeritus Jack Grinold has been named one of the Conference's recipients of the James Lynah Distinguished Achievement Award. Grinold was honored at the ECAC Honors Dinner on September 22 at the Matrix Conference & Banquet Center in Danbury, Connecticut.
GRINOLD CHAPTER NEW ENGLAND DIVISION III FOOTBALL WEEKLY RANKINGS RELEASED
BUZZARDS BAY, Mass. -- The final 2016 Grinold Chapter New England Division III football weekly rankings have been released, and New England Football Conference Champion Western New England University claims the top spot in the Final Poll of the 2016 season. The Golden Bears host #3 Husson University on Saturday, November 19, in the first round of the NCAA Division III Championship Tournament.
The New England Division III Football Poll is presented by the Jack Grinold/ Eastern Massachusetts Chapter of the National Football Foundation. Chapter Executive Board member Jim Seavey compiled the poll all season.