On March 3, students, faculty, and staff gathered for a special chapel to honor 100 years of athletics at Belmont Hill. Greg Schneider, Ronald M. Druker '62 Head of School introduced two distinguished alumni, Jay Civetti '97 and classmate Kit Hughes '97, who each delivered inspirational words to the boys. In addition, a special video was shown, celebrating the School's rich history in athletic excellence. The boys were also presented with t-shirts marking the Centennial. The chapel closed with a rousing version of "Come Celebrate Belmont Hill!", the School's Centennial anthem.
Kit Hughes ‘97 is the Director of Intercollegiate Athletics at the College of the Holy Cross. He previously served as the deputy athletic director at Bowling Green State University in Ohio. While at Bowling Green, Mr. Hughes helped lead the day-to-day operations of the Falcons' athletic department and was responsible for the administration of its men's basketball and football teams. He came to Bowling Green after seven years at North Carolina State University. Mr. Hughes earned his bachelor's degree in sociology in 2001 from Bowdoin College and his master's degree in higher education from Boston College in 2006. He was a four-year letterman in lacrosse at Bowdoin and led his team to the ECAC Championship in 2001.
Jay Civetti ‘97 has served as Head Coach of the Tufts football program since 2011, after serving three years as offensive coordinator. Under Mr. Civetti's direction, the Tufts program aims to succeed on the field, in class, and in the community. Last fall, 23 team members earned Academic All-NESCAC awards for carrying grade point averages of 3.50 or better. He has earned numerous coaching awards during his tenure. Mr. Civetti joined the Jumbos after working at North Carolina State University and Boston College under Tom O'Brien for five seasons from 2003-07. He earned a master’s degree in education at BC in 2006. One of the NESCAC’s best offensive linemen at Trinity College from 1997-2000, Mr. Civetti captained the team as a senior.