The East Meadow School District and W.T. Clarke High School community gathered on Sept. 14 for the John Boyle Memorial Ceremony and Memorial Game as the varsity football team played East Rockaway.
Members of Coach Boyle’s Family, the Board of Education, the Coach John Boyle Memorial Fund, Inc. Committee and both teams gathered on the field for a full presentation ceremony. Committee chairman Tony Caiazza, a 1976 graduate of W.T. Clarke, opened the proceedings by thanking all of those that assisted in bringing this ceremony together before handing off to Bob Gorman, former teacher and coach.
“Thousands of Clarke students benefitted from this wonderful man,” said Mr. Gorman.
At the conclusion of the ceremony, Coach Boyle’s daughter, Fallon, and sisters Nancy, Eileen and Jane rang the Boyle victory bell. Coach Boyle’s wife, Gina, and current varsity football coach, Tim O’Malley, unveiled a Ram statue dedicated to the memory of Coach Boyle. The statue was created through an alumnus driven fundraising campaign.
The district thanks the committee and everyone that helped to create a special ceremony to honor Coach Boyle.