By: Steve Balestrieri
New England Patriots Assistant Head Coach and Offensive Line Coach Dante Scarnecchia will be honored by The 33 Touchdown Club by receiving their annual ‘Jack Driscoll Award on May 15.
The event will take place at the Granite Links Golf Club at Quarry Hills in Quincy, MA., from 6 to 8 p.m.
The 33 Touchdown Club is an organization that provides those who are affiliated with football a chance to socialize, network and discuss ways to give back to the sport that has been a rewarding part of their lives.
Organized in 2005, the club gives back by recognizing and in some cases assisting individuals who have distinguished themselves, both on and off the football field. These individuals could be currently involved in the game, as well as those who were active in the past.
Its members consist of nearly 400 former players, coaches, officials, and managers with backgrounds in the NFL, college and high school. Current membership represents forty eight colleges.
Scarnecchia, is a 43 year veteran coach , he’s spent all but two of the past 31 years in the NFL as a member of the New England Patriots coaching staff and is considered to among the very best offensive line coaches in the business. He won the SI.com 2007 award for the NFL’s Assistant Coach of the Year.
The Jack Driscoll award honors an individual who has made significant contributions to football in New England. These honorees are recognized at the Club’s annual Scholarship Huddle Fundraiser.
Driscoll (1932-2009) was a prominent Boston attorney and former President of Boston Bar Association, and was a Somerville native who went on to become an Academic All American at UNH.
While at Harvard Law School, he served as a graduate assistant Harvard football coach. The list of his public service involvement is immense including Regis College, Children’s Hospital and the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
In appreciation for Driscoll’s contribution to the ‘33’ as well as New England, the recognition award is being named in his honor.
The club’s Bob Horan, the former Offensive Coordinator at Harvard and a founder of the Club, will receive the newly named Ed Schluntz Award.
The 33 Touchdown Club will also hold a forum for their scholarship awards and will be presenting scholarships to several deserving high school senior football players. Since its inception, the Club has provided more than $100,000 in scholarship aid and financial assistance to high school seniors and to others in need in the Football community.
Tickets for the year’s event will be $50.00 More information on the event as well as tickets can be bought here: