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Vandersea Honored By The Gridiron Club of Greater Boston

Howard Vandersea Boston, Mass. - January 11, 2013 - Former Springfield College head football coach Howard Vandersea was honored by The Gridiron Club of Greater Boston with the John Baronian Award for Lifetime Contribution to Football on Thursday evening at the Westin Waltham Hotel.

Vandersea, the Northeast Regional Coordinator for the National Football Foundation, spent 37 years of coaching football included head coaching stints of eight seasons at Springfield College and 16 seasons at Bowdoin College.

During his eight seasons at Springfield, Vandersea posted a record of 42-35, highlighted by an 8-2 campaign during the 1979 season.

The John Baronian Award was re-named in 2002 in honor of John Baronian (Tufts ’50), former president of the Gridiron Club and 1982 winner of the National Football Foundation and Hall of Fame’s Contribution to Amateur Football Award.

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