Tuesday, December 18, 2012
In a letter to Milford Patch, a former player supports keeping Tom Cullen as head football coach.
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Editor's Note: the following letter was submitted by Nicholas DiAntonio, a graduate of Milford High School and valedictorian of his class at Assumption College. It concerns the search for a football coach at Milford High School, which will be broadened beyond internal applicants for the first time in years. DiAntonio played football under Coach Tom Cullen for four years, and is now pursuing a master's degree in education at Boston College. The events that have transpired at Milford regarding Tom Cullen’s situation as head football coach are extremely unfortunate because the town, and, more importantly, the student-athletes, are losing an incredible leader and mentor. I have never seen any other coach at the high school or college level …
Friday, December 14, 2012
For the first time in several years, Milford will open the head football coach appointment to candidates outside the system.
For the first time in years, Milford will search outside the town's school system for a head football coach appointment. Tom Cullen, the head coach of the past five years, can reapply as he previously has for the one-year appointment. It's not clear if he will. Cullen could not be reached Friday. He was told of the decision to open the search to outside candidates this week, said Milford Athletic Director Richard Piergustavo. The high school has opened appointments for coaches in the past to beyond the system, Piergustavo said, including for the Girls Basketball coach, where an outside candidate was a finalist. But this is the first time in Piergustavo's tenure that a similar tactic has happened for the head football coach position. "It's …
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
The Scarlet Hawks had a scrimmage Tuesday against Foxboro, the first on the new field at Milford High School.
August is not too early for football, it's the beginning of the season. The Milford High School football team started practicing this month, and held a first scrimmage Tuesday against Foxborough High School. The Milford team will have a first home game on Sept. 7, against Franklin High.
Friday, December 2, 2011
Pat Cornelius, the former assistant football coach at Milford High School, is still waiting for an opportunity to address the School Committee about his firing.
Pat Cornelius thought he'd have a chance to speak to the School Committee about his dismissal, and explain why he felt it was a violation of school system policy. But the School Committee, on advice of its attorney, may not give him any opportunity to do that, either in a public forum or behind closed doors in "executive session." At the School Committee meeting Thursday, Cornelius appeared — along with Donald Quattrochio, a parent and former assistant coach who has advocated for him — but the men were told they could not address the board on the dismissal issue. Head Football Coach Tom Cullen also attended, but did not speak to the board. Town counsel Gerald Moody has advised the School Committee that it has no authority over personnel …