Daniel Hand High School

Tiger Football

After finishing our 46th year of play, the Tigers boast an impressive record of 364—128—7 (74%). 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 worked tirelessly to carry on the proud legacy of Hand Football and built upon the rich tradition of success earning his 200th win in 2012 along with his 7th State title. Coach Fil retired after the 2016 campaign and has given the head coaching reigns over to Dave Mastroianni who will carry on the tradition that is TIGER PRIDE!!  GO TIGERS!!


2017 Tigers

The Tigers have finished the season 9-1 and are on to the playoffs!!  They play North Haven at 6:30pm at the surf club on Tuesday night November 28th!  Come down and support the team!


Tiger Pride Football Association Scholarship

Congratulations to Jack Parker for winning the $4,000 Scholarship at this year’s banquet!!



  • Poll of the Week!

  • Video of the Week

    Hand State Champ Video