Former MMA Athletic Director Honored By National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame Maine Chapter

first_img Fitness trainer is now cancer-exercise expert – October 12, 2014 Latest posts by Fenceviewer Staff (see all) Latest Posts BRUNSWICK — Long time and former Maine Maritime Academy Director of Athletics, William Mottola, was recently honored by the Maine chapter of the National Football Foundation with “The Contribution To Amateur Football Award”.Bill Mottola went to Maine Maritime Academy in 1967 as an assistant football coach, baseball coach, and faculty member in the physical education department. In 1968 he became the head football coach at MMA, a position he held for 11 years. From 1979 until his retirement in 2004 he served as the director of athletics.In 1971 Bill established an instructional football camp on the campus of Maine Maritime Academy for youth between the ages of 8 to 18. The mission of the camp was to give each athlete concentrated individualized instruction, to stress basic skills and to help each player perform at the peak of their potential. Camp Touchdown brought together outstanding football coaches who were committed to helping each athlete perfect their skill and learn new ones. Camp Touchdown served hundreds of Maine athletes for thirty years from 1971 to 2001.Bill was elected Commissioner of the New England Football Conference in 1997, a position he held for eight years. During his tenure the league increased from eight to fourteen teams. The William Mottola Most Valuable Player award is presented yearly at the New England Football Conference Championship game, to the games most valuable player.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textIn 1987 Bill was named the “administrator of the year” in the Northeast by the NAIA. Bill was selected to serve on the NCAA Division III football championship committee and chaired that committee during his final year as a member. For several years her served as a site director for the NCAA Division III playoffs.Bill was honored to receive the New England Football Writers George C. Carens Award for Contributions to New England Football and The All-American Football Foundation Asa Bushnell Commissioner Award for his work as Commissioner of the New England Football Conference.In recognition of his 37 years of exemplary service to Maine Maritime Academy as a coach and administrator, the William J. Mottola Mariner Athletics Hall of Fame was dedicated during MMA’s 2004 homecoming and Bill was honored as it’s charter inductee.Bill still lives in Castine with his wife Sally. They have two sons Bill and Tony who continue the family coaching tradition.For more sports news, pick up a copy of The Ellsworth American. Fenceviewer Staffcenter_img Town report wins award – October 11, 2014 Bio Schoodic Grange hosting sale – October 30, 2014last_img

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