held every Wednesday from the week after Labor Day to the week prior to the Harvard-Yale game. The seasonal awards are presented at the NEFW Captains and Awards Banquet in December.

“For a couple of years we’ve had informal discussions about sponsoring the Gold Helmets,” Ginold Chapter Executive Director Roger Crosley said. “This year we felt we were in the financial position to make this partnership. We’re thrilled to support these awards and to extend the Chapter’s reach further into college football in New England.”

The New England Football Writers is the oldest football writer’s group in the country, dating back to the 1920’s.

The Jack Grinold/Eastern Massachusetts Chapter of the National Football Foundation has reached an agreement with the New England Football Writers to sponsor the NEFW’s weekly and seasonal Gold Helmet Awards. The Gold Helmet signifies the best performances by football players from New England colleges in the College (Divisions II and III) and University (Division I FBS and FCS) Divisions each week.

The weekly awards are presented at the NEFW luncheons

Chapter to Sponsor

NEFW Gold Helmet Awards


Away from the Harvard campus, Haughey has been a member of the Board of Trustees of The Catholic Foundation (Archdiocese of Boston), is a Past Chairman of the Board of Trustees of St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center, a Past Governor of Caritas Christi Health Care System, has served as a Member of the Board of Directors of Boston Catholic Television Center, and a Board of Directors member for the Bay State Games.


Mr. O'Leary is the head football and basketball coach at The Governor's Academy (formerly Governor Dummer Academy) in Byfield, Mass. O'Leary led the Academy to a 7-2 overall gridiron record in 2015. The Governors were 7-1 in the Independent School League and took a 27-15 victory over Belmont Hill in the Eastern Massachusetts Super Bowl at Gillette Stadium.


In addition to his football and basketball duties at the Academy, O'Leary is an assistant baseball coach. Off the fields and courts, O'Leary works in the admissions office at the Governor's Academy.


O'Leary is a 1992 Graduate of Northeastern University where he received his Bachelor's Degree in Communications.

Chairman of the Harvard Varsity Club and Chairman of The Friends of Harvard Football and The Friends of Harvard Baseball.



Mr. Haughey was the recipient of the Chapter's Ron Burton Distinguished American Award in 2015. A graduate of Harvard, Haughey has long been a benefactor of the University with a lengthy list of offices held and accomplishments. He lettered in football, basketball and baseball as an under-graduate, and has served as President and

Mr. Jim O'Leary

The Jack Grinold/Eastern Massachusetts Chapter of the National Football Foundation has named both Phil Haughey and Jim O'Leary to its Board of Directors.

Haughey and O'Leary Named to Chapter Board of Directors

Mr. Phillip Haughey



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