Jack Grinold/Eastern Massachusetts Chapter 

National Football Foundation 

Xaverian's Ferraro Named to NFF Team of Distinction

2019 Xaverian Brothers High School graduate Lucas Ferraro is one of the 81 members from a pool of 3,500

that have been named to the Inaugural Team of Distinction by the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame. As part of its mission to promote the scholar-athlete ideal, the initiative allows the NFF to honor the top high school scholar-athletes from around the country and the NFF Chapter Network as the best and the brightest at the local level.

Ferraro, who played offensive and defensive tackle for Xaverian, was the 2018 Catholic Conference Offensive Lineman of the Year, He was selected as an All-Scholastic by both the Boston Globe and Boston Herald. A captain for the Brothers, Ferraro was named to the Massachusetts Coaches All-State Team. Off the field Ferraro was president of his sophomore, junior, and senior classes, a Peer Minister and a member of Young Men 4 Change. He will attend Brown University in the Fall. 

The members of the Team of Distinction all played their final high school season during the 2018-19 school year. As part of the award, all of the honorees will be part of a permanent digital display at the Chick-fil-A College Football Hall of Fame in Atlanta.


Criteria to make the team include but are not limited to academic achievement, athletic accolades and community involvement. Each chapter is limited to one honoree, distinguishing them as the top scholar-athlete from all the high schools covered by the chapter.


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2020 New BalanceChapter Coaches Clinic POSTPONED

​​The Annual New Balance Jack Grinold/Eastern Massachusetts Chapter Coaches Clinic Scheduled to be held Saturday, March 21, at the Boston College Yawkey Football Building and Fish Field House has been postponed due to concerns about the Coronavirus.


Statement From Boston College Head Coach Jeff Hafley:


I wanted to reach out with regards to our 2020 Coaches Clinic at Boston College, sponsored by the National Football Foundation. As many of you know, Boston College has cancelled on-campus classes and moved to an online format. Additionally, athletic activities have been suspended until further notice here at BC. Accordingly, we are postponing this year’s Coaches Clinic until further notice. It is with great disappointment that this must be done. I was looking forward to talking with you all, building relationships, and having you around our facilities next Saturday. However, as many of you understand, public safety must be our top priority right now.

 Lastly, I want to thank you for your support and welcoming nature as I embark on this new journey. I look forward to developing relationships throughout the greater New England area in the years that lie ahead, and ask that you please reach out to myself or anyone on our staff when you want to visit our program in the future.

 All the best,

Jeff Hafley

Boston College, Head Coach


Please keep an eye on this space for any potential rescheduled date.