Daniel Hand High School

Tiger Football

After just finishing our 43rd year of play, the Tigers boast an impressive record of 350—107—7 (75%). With 24 Division titles, 19 trips to the post season, and 11 state titles, the Tigers have enjoyed success in every decade since the program’s inception. The proud history of Hand football began in 1970 when Larry Ciotti was hired to start a high school football program in Madison, CT. Coach Ciotti demanded discipline, toughness, and total commitment from his players. His approach yielded immediate success with an undefeated season in 1973 and back to back state titles in 1976-77. In 1989, Larry Ciotti passed the program on to Steve Filippone. Coach Filippone has worked tirelessly to carry on the proud legacy of Hand Football and has built upon the rich tradition of success earning his 200th win in 2012 along with his 7th State title. GO TIGERS!!

2014 Season

The Tigers lost another close game, this time to Cheshire 17-13.  The offense had over 450 yds but was just unable to get the points to finish off the Rams.  There were big plays all night for the Tigers with Nick van Dell leading the way with 118 yds rushing and 261 passing.  There was a great double pass done by van Dell-Jesse Walsh then on to Reid Sweitzer that got us deep inside Cheshire territory only to come up empty-handed.  The Tigers fell to 2-3 for the season

Hand Plays Fairfield Prep on Friday. You can watch the game here. https://new.livestream.com/Handfootball/prep2014

In order to watch you must donate to the program and become a member and then login to livestream.com and get a user name and password from there.

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    Nick Merullo 92 yard pass to Jack Callaghan vs North Haven 2008