May 4, 2007
BOSTON, Mass. - The Jack Grinold Eastern Massachusetts Chapter of the National Football Foundation will honor MIT head coach Dwight Smith and Foxboro High School head coach and athletic director Jack Martinelli, as well as 22 high school scholar-athletes at its annual Scholar-Athlete Awards Dinner on Monday, May 14, 2007, at Lombardo's Restaurant in Randolph, Mass.
Smith will be this year's recipient of the Ron Burton Distinguished American Award. He has been head coach of the MIT football team for all of its 19 years as a varsity program, and had previously led the club team for nine seasons. He played and later coached football at Bates, and also coached at Williams College before moving on to MIT. He previously received the Eastern Collegiate Football Conference Coach of the Year award in 1997, and earned New England Football Conference (NEFC) Coach of the Year honors in 1983 and 1999.