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GHS Touchdown Club meeting Minutes

January 8, 2019

Time Start: 6:03 pm | Time End: 7:24 pm   

In Attendance

Board Members: Barb Tartagni, Amy Bradley, Paula Eldridge, Karen Chiaia

Volunteers/Guests: Jake Jarvis, John Russell, Frank McDermott, Rob Mandel, Isamir Martinez Colberg

Coaching Update

Jake Jarvis, Athletic Director – status of coaching interview processes: Vacancies are under teacher’s contract so it must be open for approximately 8 – 10 weeks.  Interview panel will include TDC President, GYF President, Jarvis, Misenti and maybe a student athlete.

Interview process: will consist of a panel and the questions will change depending on the candidate’s background; there is a rating system.

Coaching criteria: differs between the Head Coach and assistant coaching roles.  Preferably a teacher, someone with experience. The appointed Head Coach will then interview the assistant candidates and make decisions about existing or new staff.  Recommendations will be raised to the Board of Education, who then “hires” the final candidate, per Jake Jarvis.

Other info: Football uniforms are purchased every 4 – 6 years, at a cost of $8 -$10k.

Workout Updates – Frank McDermott

Reminders are sent via Hudl, however, notification will begin to be sent on guilfordfootball.com

Tuesday, 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm, workout in weight room w/Rob Mangino

(TDC will fund 10 sessions through Feb)

Thursday, 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm, workout in weight room

               3:30 pm – 4:30 pm, speed and skills with Coach McDermott and Coach Lacointe

M, W, F, 6:10 am – 7:10 am, workout in weight room w/Coach Vedrani

Lifter of the Week, Ironman of the Month: post to guilfordfootball.com

Yale Football Camp: Coach McDermott has reserved a spot for GHS

Hudl is up for renewal

Treasurer’s Report

Savings Account

 $               520.61

Checking Account

 $            8,889.02

Outstanding checks: 0


Pasta Dinners: Committee Chair – Paula Burns


Senior Banquet: Committee Chair – Paula Eldridge

12/12/19 @ The Woodwinds


Advertising Yearbook: Committee Chair – Paula Eldridge

Kick-off campaign in June


2019 planning will begin in January

New whites, weight room equipment: Coach Lacointe/McDermott will forward list to Jarvis, copy TDC Board

Need to pick dates for car washes

Business Items

01/24/19: Upcoming parents/administration meeting with Misenti, Jarvis and Freeman – TDC would like a parent rep from each class to participate on the committee and they would draft the questions and present it to the panel.  This is open to the public.

Suggestion to implement a Survey Monkey, rating topics relating to the program and adding a section for open-ended questions; then use represented data

Banquet: inquire about new dates for banquet

New Business

New scholarship inquiry – a family has proposed an additional scholarship in memoriam; need to get check from Ryan Krauchick and then get input from Nancy Cunningham in counseling center

Approval of Prior Month’s Meeting Minutes and Date of Next Board Meeting

The meeting minutes from DECEMBER were read and approved

Next meeting: February 12, 2019, 6:00 pm, Guilford High School