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 evened their record at 1-1 with a dominating defensive performance vs Hillhouse.  The Tigers won the game 17-0 with touchdowns by Ryan Whelahan and Tristan Dowd.  Tyler Phan added the 2 XP’s and a 20 yr FG to complete the scoring.  Nick van Dell threw for 144 yds and rushed for 27 more while Shane Sweitzer led the receivers with 67 yds on 4 receptions.  The entire defense deserves credit for the performance that held Hillhouse to only 82 total yards.  Go Tigers!!  Here is the highlight film from the game https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nnW5n0yhzX0

Next Hand plays vs Wilbur Cross at 3:45pm on Friday the 26th at Cross.  The game will be online and here is the link https://new.livestream.com/Handfootball/cross2014

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