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

Hand won a thrilling OT game 14-13 over Notre Dame-West Haven last night.  Reid Sweitzer scored from 4 yds out on 4th down and Tyler Phan sealed the win with the XP.  Mike Leone scored late in the 4th qtr to tie the game up at 7-7 and push it into OT.  The Tigers Defense played great with key sacks by Cory Walsh an INT by Jack Santoro and a bunch of great tackles by Ben Onofrio.  Great win for the Tigers! The Tigers are now 4-6 and will play their final game vs Guilford on Wednesday night November 26th at the Surf Club.

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