GHS Touchdown Club meeting Minutes
January 8, 2019
Time Start: 6:03 pm | Time End: 7:24 pm
Board Members: Barb Tartagni, Amy Bradley, Paula Eldridge, Karen Chiaia
Volunteers/Guests: Jake Jarvis, John Russell, Frank McDermott, Rob Mandel, Isamir Martinez Colberg
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
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
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 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