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 fought valiantly but came up short to New Canaan 21-14 last Friday night to start the season.  Nick van Dell threw for 110 yds and a TD and rushed for another 92 to lead the offense and Scott Sweitzer made some big hits on defense, one causing a fumble, as well as snagging an interception as well.  This week Hillhouse comes to the Surf Club and the Tigers are poised to get the first win of the season.  We are happy to announce that the HD signal is back at Strong Field and we will have the game in HD this friday.  Sorry to all who tried to watch the New Canaan game and were unable to.  If you want to watch the game online this week, here is the link


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