Daniel Hand High School

Tiger Football

After just finishing our 43rd year of play, the Tigers boast an impressive record of 355—117—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!!

Current Season

The Tigers are now 3-0 after beating Cross 42-16 on Friday night.  Nick van Dell set a school record with 5 TD passes and threw for 305 yards in the first half.  Ryan Kaufmann, Nate Palumbo and Mark Hill each had 2 tds to lead the Tigers.  On Defense, Brian Casagrande had 2 INT’s, Nick Leone had 2 fumble recoveries and Will Gargone blocked a punt.  The Tigers face Branford this friday night at the Surf Club.  GO TIGERS!!

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