The Eastern Massachusetts Association of Interscholastic Football Officials (EMAIFO) announces the selection of Ed Catabia of Blue Hills Regional Technical High School (Canton) as its 2012 Robert Donovan Coach of the Year.
The Coach of the Year award is awarded annually to the high school football coach who best exemplifies high ethical standards in the teaching of the game of football to boys so that they become men who exemplify the finest traits of American sportsmanship.
Catabia has coached at Blue Hills for 33 years, the last five as head coach. And while this award is not about winning, his success on the field is as impressive as his success in keeping to the standards of this award. In the 33 years he has been associated with the program, Blue Hill has had just one losing season.
In his five years as head coach, the have won two league championships and two Super Bowl berths with one Super Bowl championship.
Catabia credits his players and his assistant coaches for his success. Catabia will receive his honor at the EMAIFO’s annual banquet on Nov. 15 at the Emerald Hall in Braintree.
EMAIFO officials serve various youth, semipro, college and high school leagues including the Old Colony, Atlantic Coast, Patriot, South Shore and Mayflower Leagues.