ND Football...Tradition Rich Program

Friday nights in the fall are special and Notre Dame football is a big reason why.  One of the more respected programs in the state of Connecticut, Notre Dame football has been a mainstay at the school since the doors opened in 1950. A five-time state champion (1954, 1962, 1991, 2001, 2009), the early teams helped school morale starting a tradition of success. With playoff appearances as recently as 2011, 2014, 2015, and 2016, in addition to our 2009 Class L state title, that tradition of strong, hard-nosed football teams that former players, alumni, students, and fans of ND Nation can be proud of is still true this day. Consistently turning out all-league, all-State, and players who move on to the collegiate level, Notre Dame football has one of the best traditions among ND teams. Every season starts with great expectations and winds its way to the traditional Thanksgiving Day Green Bowl game with Hamden, which is the highlight of the fall sports season. Notre Dame competes in the ultra-competitive Southern Connecticut Conference, a league comprised of 23 schools in the greater-New Haven area that has won over 400 state championships since the league’s inception in 1994.

2016 - 8-4; CIAC Class L Semifinalist
2015 - 9-3; CIAC Class L Semifinalist
2014 - 9-4; CIAC Class L Runner-up
2013 - 5-6
2012 - 4-6
2011 - 8-3; CIAC Class L Quarterfinalist
2010 - 7-3
2009 - 11-1; CIAC Class L Champions
2008 - 4-6
2007 - 5-5
2006 - 5-5
2005 - 6-4

Head Coach Joe DeCaprio (1st season in Fall 2017)

Joe DeCaprio was announced as Notre Dame’s head football coach on December 11, 2016. He replaces long-time head coach Tom Marcucci ‘66, who retired following the 2016 season. It was the late 1990’s and Coach DeCaprio was leading a normal life, working for ATT/Comcast, about to get married and start a family. But, deep inside he knew something was missing. Teaching, coaching, and football were what was missing. So, DeCaprio made a life-altering, sleep-deprived decision to return to school and get his college degree, with the hopes of getting into teaching and coaching. He worked an overnight job, went to school during the day, and became a volunteer coach with the Notre Dame football program in 2002 under his brother and former Notre Dame head coach John DeCaprio, which led to his current position. DeCaprio, who teaches social studies and business courses at Notre Dame, followed his volunteer stint by being hired as quarterback coach for two seasons in 2004 and 2005. He was then promoted to offensive coordinator, a position he has held for nine of the last 11 seasons. DeCaprio, who helped mold former quarterbacks Sean Goldrich and Christian Lupoli into scholarship players at the University of New Hampshire, helped guide Notre Dame’s offensive attack to playoff berths in five of the last eight seasons. The 2017 football season will be his first as head coach.

203-933-1673 x408 | jmdecaprio@notredamehs.com

To Contact the Athletic Office
Tom Marcucci '66, Athletic Director
203-933-1673 x220 | athletics@notredamehs.com

2017 Varsity Football Schedule and Results

Date Opponent Location Time Result
9/1/2017 St. Joseph Veteran's Stadium (Scrimmage) 7:00 PM
9/8/2017 Fairfield Prep Veteran's Stadium 7:00 PM L, 29-12
9/15/2017 Fitch Fitch HS - Dorr Field 6:30 PM L, 27-20
9/22/2017 West Haven Ken Strong Stadium 7:00 PM
9/29/2017 Branford Veteran's Stadium 7:00 PM
10/6/2017 Amity Amity HS 7:00 PM
10/20/2017 Xavier Veteran's Stadium 7:00 PM
10/27/2017 Cheshire Veteran's Stadium 7:00 PM
11/3/2017 Wilbur Cross Veteran's Stadium 7:00 PM
11/10/2017 Shelton Shelton HS 7:00 PM
11/23/2017 Hamden Hamden HS 10:30 AM

2017 JV Football Schedule and Results

Date Opponent Location Time Result
9/9/2017 Fairfield Prep Barlow Field, Fairfield University 10:00 AM L, 35-0
9/16/2017 Fitch Veteran's Stadium 10:00 AM W, 39-0
9/23/2017 West Haven Veteran's Stadium 10:00 AM
9/30/2017 Branford Branford HS-Turf Field 10:30 AM
10/7/2017 Amity Amity HS 10:00 AM
10/21/2017 Xavier Larry McHugh Field (Xavier H.S.) 10:00 AM
10/28/2017 Cheshire Cheshire High Main Game field 10:00 AM
11/4/2017 Wilbur Cross Wilbur Cross Athletic Complex 10:30 AM
11/11/2017 Shelton Finn Stadium 10:00 AM
11/18/2017 Hamden Veteran's Stadium 10:00 AM

2017 Freshmen Football Schedule and Results

Date Opponent Location Time Result
9/7/2017 Fairfield Prep Rafferty Stadium, Fairfield University 4:00 PM L, 15-8
9/14/2017 Fitch Veteran's Stadium 4:00 PM W, 28-14
9/21/2017 West Haven Veteran's Stadium 4:00 PM
9/27/2017 Branford Branford HS-Turf Field 7:00 PM
10/5/2017 Amity Veteran's Stadium 4:00 PM
10/19/2017 Xavier Larry McHugh Field (Xavier H.S.) 6:30 PM
10/26/2017 Cheshire Cheshire High Main Game field 6:00 PM
11/2/2017 Wilbur Cross Wilbur Cross Athletic Complex 3:00 PM
11/9/2017 Shelton Veteran's Stadium 4:00 PM
11/15/2017 Hamden Veteran's Stadium 4:00 PM

Directions to ND Facilities

For a complete list of directions to our athletic facilities, please visit the CIAC Directions Webpage.