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Coach Tom Marcucci '66 Scholarship

“Tom Marcucci has lived out our mission through his service at Notre Dame. It is a privilege to know and work with Tom. His commitment to our students and our program is unwavering. He is a first-class educator and coach who leads by example and his dedication commands respect." 
- President Robert F. Curis 

Coach Marcucci

Tom Marcucci, an East Haven native and 1966 graduate of Notre Dame, will be missed when he retires at the end of the 2017-18 school year. 

Coach Marcucci has been affiliated with Notre Dame football for 43 of the last 48 seasons dating back to working as an assistant for legendary head coach Ray Tellier and Jim Guercia from 1970-1982 and a few years as defensive coordinator under John DeCaprio from 2001-2006. In his first stint as Head Coach, his teams compiled a 118-52-6 record, including four state championship game appearances and the 1991 Class L state title when Notre Dame capped off an 11-0-1 season with a 20-0 win over Newington in the Class L Championship Game. Coach guided his final three Green Knight teams to consecutive playoff appearances in 2014-2016, a first in the long-standing tradition of Notre Dame football.

Coach Marcucci also served as Notre Dame’s head baseball coach from 1973-1994, compiling a 334-138 record, including beating Fairfield Prep 5-4 to capture the school’s first baseball title in 1985. Inducted into the Notre Dame High School Knights of Honor in 1990, Tom has also been named Coach of the Year by both the New Haven Gridiron Club and Connecticut High School Coaches Association in baseball and football.

Tom first joined the staff at ND in the fall of 1970 after graduating from the College of the Holy Cross. He taught social studies for many years and in 1998 joined the Administration as Assistant Principal for Student Life. He held this role until he was named Athletic Director in 2006, the position he will retire from later this year. 

In honor of Coach Tom Marcucci’s retirement from Notre Dame after 48 years, several former players, students, and classmates have launched a scholarship campaign to benefit future ND scholars and athletes. 

What a fitting tribute to a legendary coach and outstanding classroom teacher!

There are two ways to contribute to the scholarship:

  • One-time gift of any amount by June 30, 2018: Make your gift online below or mail your check to ND. 

  • Multi-year gifts (over 4 years) with a pledge of $5000 or more (minimum of $1250 annually): Contact Emily Brady, Director of Development, or 203.937.3268 for more details. If making the first installment of your pledge online, please note the full amount of your pledge in the comments box below.

Checks can be mailed to Notre Dame High School, One Notre Dame Way, West Haven, CT 06516. Please include a note that the gift is for the Coach Tom Marcucci '66 Scholarship.

Coach Marcucci Special Lifetime Achievements 

Coach Marcucci served the football program in some capacity for 43 years; 25 of which he was a head coach. 

  • Career Record 179-82-6
  • Guided 9 teams to CIAC playoff appearances
  • The 2014-2015-2016 playoff appearances were first time in school history football team went to playoffs three straight years
  • Coached 41 all-State players
  • 1991 and 2009 teams won CIAC Class L Championships

Coach Marcucci served as the head baseball coach from 1973-1994. 

  • Career Record 334-138
  • Coached 15 all-State Players
  • 1985 team captured first baseball state title in school history

— National Football Foundation and Hall of Fame New Haven Chapter Award of Merit 2017

— Connecticut High School Coaches Association Football Coach of the Year 2016

— Connecticut Sportswriters Alliance Doc McInerney Memorial Award Coach of the Year 2009

— Connecticut High School Coaches Association Service Award 1999

— National Football Foundation and Hall of Fame New Haven Chapter Service Award 1999

— Connecticut High School Coaches Association Baseball Coach of the Year 1995

— Connecticut High School Coaches Association Football Coach of the Year 1991

— New Haven Gridiron Club Coach of the Year 1991

— Greater New Haven Baseball Umpires Association Coach of the Year 1985

— National Football Foundation and Hall of Fame New Haven Chapter Raymond Tellier Award 1984

— New Haven Gridiron Club Coach of the Year 1983