Athletic News

Coach Mike Silipo Elected to NEPSFCA Coaches’ Hall of Fame

Carly Barbato – December 19, 2017

On Monday, December 12th it was announced that former football coach, Mike Silipo was elected to the New England Prep School Football Coaches Association Coaches’ Hall of Fame – a very well-deserved honor!

Silipo will join six other coaches in the 2018 NEPSFCA Coaches’ Hall of Fame including; Mark Conroy (Williston-Northampton), Dave Coratti (Trinity-Pawling), Moose Curtis (Hebron Academy), Kevin Driscoll (Avon Old Farms), Ken Hollingsworth (Tilton), and Todd Marble (Kingswood-Oxford & Kent). For the next several years his name will be affixed to one of the NEPSFCA Bowl games. This season the Deerfield Football team qualified for the Mike Atkins Bowl game.

Silipo’s prep school football coaching career spans almost 50 years and includes tenures at both Tabor Academy and Deerfield Academy. Coach Silipo began his coaching and teaching career in 1968 at Tabor Academy where he amassed 119 career wins over 28 years (1968-1996) as a Seawolf. One of which included the 1993 Class A title where he helped guide Tabor over Suffield, 20-6.

The veteran coach achieved the 200th win milestone during his Deerfield days when the Big Green defeated Hotchkiss, 24-13 on Saturday, September 28th, 2013. And while wearing the green and white, Silipo captured his second Class A New England Prep School Athletic Conference title in 2002 when his team defeated Hotchkiss in overtime, 21-14

Silipo a college student-athlete at Hobart College played varsity football as a wide receiver and he played baseball and squash.

Last spring, Silipo retired from teaching history at Deerfield and he continues to coach, lead, and mentor the Deerfield boys varsity squash team.

The Deerfield community congratulates Coach Silipo on this very special and well-deserved honor! Many thanks, Coach!