[3] The following season would be his last with the team as they went 27. The Framingham Academy was established in 1798, replacing the organization known as the Proprietors of the Brick School House which had formed in 1792. He held his staff accountable and his staff held their players accountable. He's a coach with the Framingham High School football team for the past nine seasons . He can be reached at tdumas@wickedlocal.com. The private workout with the Falcons resulted in a training mini camp invite for the receiver. With under a minute to play, he made an incredible acrobatic catch that downed Notre Dame by a single point. The experience itself was an eye opener for him into the professional ranks of athletes. Natick High coach Mark Mortarelli said Wright is a nice guy with a lot of energy. Of course, they will be on opposite sidelines on Thanksgiving morning. Auditorium, H100, Cafeteria, F Hall Classrooms - METG Festival Prelims - Peter Birrend, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM Then Framingham, where he was an assistant to Ed Mantie, who left after last season to become BC Highs head coach. Wright, who grew up in the south and served eight years in the Air Force, was Framinghams freshman coach last season. [29] Framingham has won numerous awards for acting and technical design and often makes it to the state finals. [4], In 2017, Harrison returned to UMass Dartmouth as a volunteer assistant coach. Hes a standup, selfless guy., Ferrante and Framingham athletic director Paul Spear touched all the bases regarding the job. FRAMINGHAM - The Framingham High School Athletic Department announced today, March 10, the promotion of David Wright from the head coach of the freshman team to the varsity team for the 2022-2023 season. Boston College has always been a school that looks for the "right" kid on the recruiting trail. In two seasons with the team he led them to a 1626 record, neither of them above .500. What are the stepping stones? Just ask Rob Ferrante, the new Framingham High head football coach, who is 52. If you looked at the seniors for the other team I call them them the Team to the East on the field that day, there were 24-25 of the them. OConnor hired Spear and Tarlin for their first varsity jobs in 1999. Playing Div. The school participated[when?] You will now be able to customize your experience on our website. He would say hi and ask them whats up? (and) hows it going? and engage them in conversation, showing he truly cared. "Talent is great but the work ethic these professionals have is what keeps them in the league. My goal is to get kids into the program and keep them there are four years, said Wright. PHOTO GALLERY: Asian Student Association Hosts Multicultural Night at Framingham High, Sen. Markey Urges Zuckerberg To Halt Plan To Bring Teens Into Metaverse, Ronald G. McGilvray, 88, Owner of Castle Metal Finishing Services, MetroWest Medical Center Offers Tips for a Healthy Adjustment When Changing Clocks to Daylight Saving Time, Dont Forget To Change Your Clocks on Sunday, March 12. new coach this season with Natick resident David Wright. After discussion with the student body, it was agreed that the colors and mascot would revert to the original set. Division regular season champion A self-admitted lifer. We and our partners use cookies to Store and/or access information on a device. [12] In recent years, Framingham High has been labeled an "over-performing" school on standardized assessments, compared to other districts of similar student populations. Wright lives in Natick. For some, that can be a long game. We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. We dontsay Natick, we say The team to the east, Wright joked. This Flyer staff, however, will always have the shining memory of defeating Natick at Fenway Park two years ago, the first time either school had played at the home of the Boston Red Sox. [7], For 31 years, Harrison was a teacher of business and social studies at Middleborough High School.[7]. High School Football Framingham Natick Flyers 13 Redhawks 49 The Natick (MA) varsity football team won Thursday's home conference game against Framingham (MA) by a score of 49-13. For a teenager to do away with the potential for immediate pay day, and the chance to play for the hometown Red Sox proves that he was certainly one of the "right" recruits for the Eagles. Last year threw a monkey wrench into everything, said Ferrante. All Rights Reserved. Block and tackle. 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Rebecchi, who currently lives south of St. Louis, recalled the days of approaching OConnor and instantly feeling at ease. Hes very organized., Ferrantes varied apprenticeships have served him well. And then getting drafted by the team in your backyard just threw another level of joy into it." Gonzalez's signature moment as an Eagle came in 2004, his sophomore season, in South Bend. }, 2021 FHS Gridiron Club. As an alumni of Framingham High School, Gonzalez never felt like a "hometown hero" despite playing collegiate football a mere 20 minutes east on Route 9. When they were talking about user fees, there was no bigger opponent than Jim OConnor, Spear said. Thats rare.. [32], Coordinates: .mw-parser-output .geo-default,.mw-parser-output .geo-dms,.mw-parser-output .geo-dec{display:inline}.mw-parser-output .geo-nondefault,.mw-parser-output .geo-multi-punct{display:none}.mw-parser-output .longitude,.mw-parser-output .latitude{white-space:nowrap}421919.20N 712417.83W / 42.3220000N 71.4049528W / 42.3220000; -71.4049528, [profiles.doe.mass.edu/profiles/student.aspx?orgcode=01000515&orgtypecode=6&leftNavId=305& Framingham HS Selected Populations (200809)]. His secretary, Sally Smith, recalled him as a wonderful caring, class act. Many of his former protgs recalled the same scenario. He's a coach with the Framingham High School football team for the past nine seasons as well as teaching. OConnor was known to many in the state as the first head coach at Catholic Memorial, where he won two Super Bowls and founded the Shriners Football Classic. 0:43. I had a neighbor, a football coach, who wanted me to get involved., See some of the:Top high school football players to watch this fall, Ferrante played four years as a running back and defensive back. "Just seeing the way the professionals work and go about their business is something that I would hope all college athletes could see." Conference regular season and conference tournament champion Jim was a history teacher and guidance counselor, football coach and Athletic Director at Catholic Memorial High School, and the Athletic Director at Framingham High School from 1992 to 2002. Whitworth, the Eagles were loaded with offensive talent. The regulation Cornhole Tournament will offer a 1st prize value of $500/team and a 2nd prize of. First as a player, and now as a coach. This is the official Facebook Page of Framingham High School. Framinghams co-ed sailing team was started in the late 1990s and lasted six years. Tryouts are August 12 from 8 a.m. to noon. 3/1/23: This monthly newsletter contains event info and good news from around our schools. Just ask Rob Ferrante, the new Framingham High head football coach, who is 52. Phones rang unanswered; no checking email. Volunteer Help the coach manage this team. His son, Joe, is on the team. Wright said a couple of the assistant coaches are coming back but he needs to add a few others. Recap Box Score Scoretracker Videos Fan Chat Live Broadcast Matchup Recap Video Recap: Framingham vs. Natick 2022 122 views 2:13 I have not yet met him but seeing his social media posts has me thinking he is 100% invested in this program. The school has an approximate enrollment of 2000 students, making it the twelfth largest high school in Massachusetts. I picked up on how they did things.. Working with former BC grad assistant Ryan Day Im sure he had some insight of what to expect at the Heights. Through multiple school reforms in the early and mid 2000s, Framingham High dramatically increased their MCAS (Massachusetts state graduation assessment) scores and the number of students taking Advanced Placement courses increased. Im so excited, said Tony Tolson, a long-time football coach in the community. [7] For Northbrook he was also the headmaster. Paul said I was recommended by Ed, and others., Robs old school, said assistant coach Tony Liquori. In 1985, Harrison was hired by UMass Dartmouth to be the team's first head coach in program history. Wright has yet to meet with the returning players. Last year we had about 90 kids at camp, but just 40 once the season started.. Supplement equipment for practices/games, The FHS Gridiron Club is dedicated to supporting the players and coaches of the Framingham High School football team. The most recent updates will appear at the top of the wall dating back to prior seasons. He was a 1983 inductee into the Massachusetts High School Football Hall of Fame, and founder of the Shriners Football Classic. Division regular season and conference tournament champion Front Gym-Winter Letter Night - Karen Fimlaid, 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM Ferrante spent five years as an assistant football coach at Medford High, a town . Tarlins first season at FHS ended with a 6-14 record and he expected his new AD to come down hard on him with an ultimatum of win or else., But he was the exact opposite. [21], In 2004, Framingham High School launched a "homeroom adviser" program, hoping to reduce the high rate of freshman students being forced to repeat their first year, a problem for many schools in the state. Although Ferrante works in Medford, hes lived in Framingham for 21 years. "Great memories and a ton of victories celebrated under Tom OBrien and his great staff. So Rob Ferrante put in the time and the work as an underling, year after year, and it all crystallized into this: head coach at Framingham High. All four have one thing in common: each began their varsity coaching careers whenOConnor was Framingham Highs athletic director from 1992-2002. Lenny Megliola can be reached at lennymegs41@gmail.com. With the likes of Kevin Challenger, Will Blackmon, Andre Calendar, L.V. Coach Wright is highly regarded in the Framingham community and has familiarity with our players, said Spear. After doing what he does best, producing, he was also invited to optional team activities. She was hired in December of 1992. 3/1/23: The King Elementary School Community would like to thank the Framingham City Council and City Hall employees for supporting one of their families during the holiday season.. 3/1/23: This is a reminder that tomorrow, Thursday, March 2nd, is an early release for Elementary and Middle School students. There will be people similar to him, but there was only one Jim OConnor.. Wright has set high goals for the Framingham Flyers. All rights reserved. He felt Id be comfortable taking over., So did assistant coach John Milligan, who has remained with the Flyers. FRAMINGHAM David Wright has been named Framingham High's head football coach. Framingham High School Television's (FHS-TV) news show "Flyer News" began broadcasting a live newscast at 7:15a.m. every day to the high school in 1997, and then to the entire town in 2005. When you went into Jims office, you were the only sport, you were the only coach, said Paul Spear. When August comes around, you get anxious. Hes 54. Framingham fans might be shocked to know he currently has been working as a psychical education teacher in a residential-education treatment center in Natick, their arch rival. Framingham SOURCE is an independent, community news site. [1], In 1999, Harrison was hired by Massasoit Community College to be their women's basketball head coach, replacing Mike Boyle after a season without a team. Will Cook was the teams coach and said OConnor was quick to lend a handto help the program initially shove off. Attn: Reporting absences, dismissals & Work Permits Information. The person OConnor worked closest to at Framingham High was not a coach. If you forgot your password, no worries: enter your email address and we'll send you a link you can use to pick a new password. And that doesnt happen everywhere you go.. Pay clinic fees for coaches professional development [11], In the late 1990s, Framingham High School was labeled underperforming. The Framingham High School Gridiron Club is a non-profit organization to assist the football program outside the constraints of the high school athletic budget. Fall practice schedule: Friday 8/19 10am - 1pm: Fall Camp Session #1 Saturday 8/20 10am - 1pm: Fall Camp Session #2 . [27], The school offers a theatre program for all levels of young actors.[28]. Gonzalez explained. Tarlin knew of OConnors accolades and admitted to feeling some pressure to produce winning results. We and our partners use data for Personalised ads and content, ad and content measurement, audience insights and product development. Paul Kenneth Harrison (c. 1949 - March 4, 2019) was an American football and basketball coach and athletic director.He was the first coach in UMass Dartmouth history as he coached there for their first five seasons. It may have been a late start to the gridiron life, but Ferrante took it all in, found out there was a lot to this game, the emotional rising and dipping depending on what the scoreboard shouted out at the end of the game. Matt Ryan has stated in the past that Gonzalez was his favorite target at Boston College. His three stepsons played for Natick. Originally, North High shared facilities with Winch Park Middle School ("E" & "F" halls in the current building) until 1974 when the first Cameron Middle School opened on Elm St. Students quickly found it and would come in, Smith said. Something about the game and camaraderie with my guys made me fall in love with it. But at Framingham, his tenure. "O-Line U as we are known produced some of the best. An example of data being processed may be a unique identifier stored in a cookie. Medway girls basketball advances past Nimpuc in . Front Gym - Athletics Parent Sport Night - Mrs. Fimlaid, 5:15 PM - 6:15 PM We are always looking for volunteers! Education is a high priority for students at Boston College and the opportunity was not lost on Gonzalez. Wright, who grew up in the south and . In return, Lomonosov residents visited Framingham and Framingham High. With much publicized turnover with the football program this winter, Tony remains optimistic about the future and even has a few ties to the coaching staff. [30] In 2006, and 10 years later in 2016, the Drama Company won the METG state finals with their productions of Tales of Trickery (2006) and Sideways Stories from Wayside School (2016). Wright expects to maintain the current staff and perhaps add one or two coaches. In 1958, mid year, a new building on Flagg Drive replaced the original high school on Union Ave. that was built in the 1920s. With a BVM Sports account, submitting content to appear on our website is easier to keep track of and share. Provide snacks for pre-season practices $250 . Coach Day was the wide receiver graduate assistant and i had the great pleasure of playing for him for a couple years while i was at BC and learned a great deal from him. Ferrante agreed to take the reigns for a season, while Framingham High searched for a new head coach. They taught me to be organized and how to run a team. He watched; he listened. No one thought wed win that game, Mantie said. If you asked him for something, he wouldnt say, oh, okay, call me at the end of the week. He would pick up the phone at that moment and just get things done for you immediately. There was another player that had a memorable moment, and that was wide receiver Tony Gonzalez. He will be awesome. He works in IT for the MA Teachers Retirement System. October 9th, 2021 Calvin Goes Hard 115 Views Framingham - Varsity Football has a new game recap. "From my freshman year at BC until my final days there playing under Tom OBrien was great." Its not an easy sport, said Ferrante. One of OConnors first tasks, Smith said, was to establish the inaugural Salute to Framingham. 2022 Fall-Milton High School Football Schedule Varsity 11-1 Junior Varsity 4-4-1 Freshmen 5-6 9/9/2022 Scituate, 7:00pm Win, 33-26 9/16/2022 at Framingham, 6:30pm Bowditch Field Win, 47-6 9/23/2023 Holliston, 7:00pm Win, 42-6 9/30/2022 Walpole, 7:00pm * Win, 28-14 10/7/2022 at Weymouth, 7:00pm* Win, 29-7 10/14/2022 at Needham, 6:30pm * Win, 41-7 The Drama Company presents three annual shows, one of which is a one-act play for a statewide festival ran by the Massachusetts Educational Theater Guild. He just wanted to get to know me as a person, said Tarlin, currently the Unified basketball coach at FHS and an assistant varsity boys basketball coach at Wellesley High. Wright will be the first-ever minority head coach for the football program. We are continually improving the user experience for everyone, and applying the relevant accessibility standards. I feel Im prepared, he said. Copyright 2002-2023 Blackboard, Inc. All rights reserved. Lenny Megliola can be reached at lennymegs41@gmail.com. Coach Hafley seems like an energetic determined coach. The FHS Parent Teacher Booster Organization is a group of caregivers, teachers, staff, and other community members who support the many exciting educational and extracurricular activities offered by Framingham High School. If you encounter any issues, please email FPSwebhelp@framingham.k12.ma.us. Wright said one of his goals with the program is to increase the number of players who stay with football all four seasons and to decrease the number of two-way football players. The high school football program is better than where it was in 2014, when the team went 0-11, but this past season, the team struggled and finished 3-8 overall. 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[6], Framingham High School also has several innovative programs for at-risk and struggling students, including Resiliency for Life,[17] Step Up to Excellence,[18] Mazie Mentoring Program,[19] Academic Development Center (peer-to-peer school day tutoring)[12] and the Phoenix Program,[20] as well as the Thayer Campus, an alternative high school located in south Framingham. When Ferrante decided to step down, he called Wright and encouraged him to apply for the head job. if(typeof ez_ad_units!='undefined'){ez_ad_units.push([[728,90],'framinghamsource_com-box-3','ezslot_3',116,'0','0'])};__ez_fad_position('div-gpt-ad-framinghamsource_com-box-3-0');FRAMINGHAM Framingham High Schools football season kicks off this week. Framingham High School (MA) Varsity Football Framingham Flyers Varsity Boys Football Framingham, MA FOLLOW TEAM 22-23 V. Football Home Schedule Roster Stats Standings Rankings Photos Videos News More / Framingham High School Football Framingham Football OVERALL 1-10 0.09 Win % LEAGUE 1-4 4th Bay State - Carey HOME1-3 AWAY0-6 NEUTRAL0-1 Wright said every position will be up grabs on varsity in the fall. Lots of guys get there, but not all can keep that hunger and desire to stay there. The FHS Parent Teacher Booster Organization is a group of caregivers, teachers, staff, and other community members who support the many exciting educational and extracurricular activities offered by Framingham High School. Last season, the junior varsity & varsity program had 92-95 players but by the time the Thanksgiving game happened, the roster was down to 40 players. Mortarelli took. But its a new year, with a new head coach. View the Framingham Flyers football schedule with dates, opponents, and scores for the current and previous seasons. Framingham - Varsity Football updated a highlight. If you encounter any issues, please email FPSwebhelp@framingham.k12.ma.us. We showcase events, student /. Gonzalez not only reflects this but embodies what coaches look for when trying to lure high schools to Chestnut Hill. Some of our partners may process your data as a part of their legitimate business interest without asking for consent. The school offers and competes competitively in a number of sports, including dance, cross-country, outdoor track, indoor track, cheerleading, baseball, basketball, field hockey, fencing, american football, golf, gymnastics, ice hockey, lacrosse, soccer, tennis, swimming, softball, wrestling, and volleyball. Rich Rebecchi, who taught and coached in Framingham from 1972-2007, said OConnor was akey cog in the transformation to a single public high school. 2023 BVM Sports. Previous hire:Rob Ferrante takes over as the new head football coach at Framingham High School. The dynamic group was able to put up big numbers on offense which Tony believes he "played alongside some of the greatest offensive units in Boston College football history.". On a visit on October 20, 1994, President Bill Clinton signed the Improving America's Schools Act (IASA) in the school's John F. Kennedy gymnasium. For all the success during Gonzalez's career, Tony credits his head coach, Tom O'Brien. You just didnt find anyone that didnt hold him in great respect. For some, that can be a long game. He also coached basketball for Massasoit Community College along with being the athletic directors for Martha's Vineyard Regional High School, Framingham High School, and . [6], National champion [14], Framingham High School has received press for its success with students in the English as a Second Language Program. As for some good news for BC fans, he has a three year old daughter, Ava. He was the son of Paul and Winona Harrison. Gonzalez added that he can tell this to his daughter and grand children. Select from the drop down below: function googleTranslateElementInit() { Follow him on Twitter @lennymegs. The two high schools were distinguished by their colors and mascots: North had the Spartans in yellow and green while South had the original town mascot Flyers in blue and white. [citation needed] Part of this successes is attributed to Framingham's use of a provision in the Massachusetts law by having parents waive their right to an all-English education. Ill call the defense and Milligan will run the offense, said Ferrante. Massachusetts High School Football Scores. He takes over for Rob Ferrante, who resigned after last season. Harrison was born in 1949 in Middleborough, Massachusetts. Ferrante has coached primarily on the defensive side. Thank you for submitting a news tip to BVM Sports! have a full feature on Wright soon. Postseason invitational champion [31] Flyer News is run by television production teacher Noah Lin and his students. He was on a committee that put together the states first Super Bowl and founded the Shriners Football Classic, which held its 44th game last June and included more than 100 seniors from Eastern Mass. Help this team get started or use the top navigation to find past season schedules, scores, rosters and more. Football? In a lot of ways the merger of North and South it took an outsider to bring the town together, said Zanella, a Framingham South graduate who was Framingham Highs boys lacrosse coach from 1992-2005. But at Framingham, his tenure started with a monumental task:the 1991 consolidation of North and South high schools into one building. To seek an education and understand the value of it is an amazing thing in itself. ", The structure of the program was evident in the on field consistency during O'Brien's tenure. Framingham High has a new coach this season with Natick resident David Wright. A truly underrated group of skill players that just produced week in and week out." "He was your head coach that could get a whole lot of information across to his team while saying very little. He was fundamentally opposed to them in every way.. A lot of people thought, this wont work,' Zanella said. Translate this website into any language. The athletic prowess that Gonzalez exhibited as a wide receiver was always evident in his life. FHS Auditorium - Music in Our Schools Jazz Concert-Peter Birren, 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM But when it comes to winning games this fall, Wright said it may sound like a cliche, but everyone needs to prepare, prepare, and prepare.. 2023 www.metrowestdailynews.com. We need less 2-way players, said Wright. Final score provided by S. CalPreps. Relive the career and life of a former Eagles standout. Although he did not choose to pursue a career in baseball, the accomplishment is something he was able to share with his family and community that supported him. Zanella said he was in the meeting when OConnor first pitched the idea. They hold monthly meetings and raise funds through the sale of food and merchandise in the Booster Room. He never pulled rank on anybody. What does it mean to be a high school head football coach? FHS Spirit Week, Seal of Biliteracy, The Council on International Educational Exchange. You needed a mentor, said Rebecchi, a 1966 South High grad who coached soccer and baseball at both schools before the merger,but thats how me and hundreds of other people feel about Jim. [5], Framingham High School has received numerous awards for being a successful urban school, including a designation as a Commonwealth Compass School by the state of Massachusetts[6] and as a Vanguard Model School by MassInsight. The original building was eventually converted to house several facilities, including the Danforth Museum and the Callahan Senior Center. OConnor is amember of the Catholic Memorial, Curry College and Massachusetts High School Football Coaches Association halls of fame. OConnor, who died on Saturday at his Norwood home at age 87, was also the creator of the recently-defunct Salute to Framingham dinner, which honored local supporters of youth sports and helped offset costs for athletes at Framingham High. "Boy, did we buy a lot of Tootsie Rolls.. He cant be replaced. Interestedly enough, he did in fact pay homage to his upbringing with (508), Framingham's area code written on wrist tape along with loved ones who had passed away. To view the purposes they believe they have legitimate interest for, or to object to this data processing use the vendor list link below. in a sister-city exchange program with Lomonosov, Russia, a suburb of St. Petersburg. He takes over for Rob Ferrante, who resigned after last season.