Governor Dannel P. Malloy today congratulated five Connecticut high school coaches including Steven Filippone, who is the head football coach at Daniel Hand High School in Madison, on his receipt of the National High School Athletic Coaches Association (NHSACA) 2014 “Coach of the Year” award.
The NHSACA’s annual award is considered the most prestigious awards given to high school coaches in America, and is awarded based on the recipients’ successful season of coaching and their lifetime achievements.
“In addition to academic achievement, extracurricular activities like high school athletics are also important for students to participate in because they learn critical life skills like leadership, discipline and a strong work ethic,” said Governor Malloy. “I’m proud to recognize these individuals for the good work they are doing on and off the field to ensure their players’ successful development as young adults.”
Governor Malloy recognized the coaches by issuing individual state of Connecticut proclamations.