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!!


We are hosting our first annual golf tournament on June 24th at Madison CC. We are all very excited and hope as many former tigers can come back and play in it!! The registration forms will be on this website very soon (April 24-25th at the latest). The cost is $200 per person and $800 for a foursome. The format will be best-ball (play your own ball) and along with the standard long drive and closest to the pin prizes, we will have a raffle and silent auction for cool gifts like timeshares, tickets to Mets/Giants games etc. Each player will receive a Tiger Pride Hand Football Alumni pullover as well as lunch, dinner, beer and soft drinks etc. It’s going to be a ton of fun, so sign up before all the slots are taken.

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