Thursday, March 28, 2013

Thursday--March 28, 2013

From the Minutemen Club Newsletter:


As loyal and dedicated Minutemen Club members please mark your calendar now and plan to join us on Friday, April 26th to celebrate the groundbreaking events for the Football Performance Center and the Champions Center.

The schedule for events on Friday, April 26th is:

10:00-11:30am Groundbreaking ceremony at McGuirk Stadium for the Football Performance Center. 


1:30 - 3 pm Groundbreaking ceremony for the Champions Center.

More details to follow. 

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From Coach Molnar's Football e-mail updates:


Our fifth MINUTEMAN UPDATE highlights Massachusetts

Great, Robert "Bob" Foote, '62.

Bob played for the University of Massachusetts first Yankee Conference Championship Team 1960, and was also honored by being named 1st team All-American.

After graduation, Bob stayed in Northampton, where he spent 45 years in the building supply business. In 2007, he sold his business and retired.

Bob's continued his passion for sports, as he enjoyed 20 years of coaching youth football and baseball in Northampton.

The Foote family has kept the football tradition:

His son Robert played football at Amherst College, earning Division III All American, coaching and teaching at Cushing Academy.

Football runs through the Foote Family:

Son Brian played at Hobart College

Grandson Thomas played at Amherst College, and now teaches and coaches football at Suffield Academy.

Grandson McCallum plays QB for Middlebury College, where he has set NESCAC passing records, and was New England Offensive Player of the year, and Division III All East.

Grandsons Tucker and Hunter Newman currently play football for Suffield Academy.

Bob's granddaughters are also athletes:

Katharine Foote currently at Boston College Law School.

Reilly Foote currently at Yale University.

Donovan Foote at Cushing Academy.

Emma Newman at Greenfield Community College.

Bob and his beautiful wife, Marianne (UMass '77) are enjoying retirement and love having the opportunity to spend time with all 8 grandchildren.  

The Foote’s are snowbirds, spending their winters in Naples, Florida. Bob stays in touch with a number of classmates and teammates who also live there.


Go UMass! 

Charley Molnar, Head Football Coach

University of Massachusetts

Note that I've been redacting the player's e-mail address included in Coach Molnar's posts to foil spam-bots.

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Harry Plumer has a story about UMass' three QB's vying for the top spot in Spring practice.

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We've been talking about offensive lines a lot recently. This article from Central Michigan previews the Chippewas' OL and notes it helped beat UMass.

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ESPN says there will be a big impact from the NCAA's pending revision of recruiting academic standards.

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A Bleacher Report writer has an essay on how Army and Navy got pushed out of college football relevance. Army would be an excellent addition to the MAC.

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