Curry College Athletics - Staff Directory
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After six seasons (2006-2011) at the helm, Bandini
owns a stellar 52-16 career head coaching record.
In May of 2012, he
was presented with the Ron Burton Distinguished American Award from the Jack Grinold Eastern Massachusetts Chapter of the National Football Foundation
The award - named in memory of the late New England Patriots running back who co-founded the Pop Warner program in Framingham - is presented to a former player who has carried the lessons learned on the field to a lifetime of service to the community.
In 2011, Bandini
led the Colonels to a 5-5 overall record and a 3-4 mark in New England Football Conference
(NEFC) Boyd Division action.
In 2010, he
to a 6-4 overall record and a 4-3 mark in Boyd Division play.
was also the 2010 recipient of the Murray Lewis Award from the Eastern Association of Intercollegiate Football Officials
contributions to football in the region.
In 2009, Bandini led the Colonels to an 8-3 record overall, a 7-0 record in the NEFC Boyd Division, another Boyd Division title, and was named as the NEFC Boyd Division Coach of the Year.
squads have won two NEFC
Championships (2006, 2007), participated in three NCAA Division III Tournaments (2006, 2007, 2008), turned in a school-record 12-win campaign (2007), earned the school's first-ever NCAA home playoff game (2007), earned the first-ever national tournament victory for the school and the NEFC (42-21 win vs.
Hartwick in 2007), earned the conference's first-ever at-large bid to the NCAA Division III Tournament (2008) and captured the first road playoff victory for an NEFC
team (26-21 win at Ithaca in 2008).
2008 Colonels finished third in the final New England Division III Football Poll, sixth in the final ECAC Lambert Meadowlands Football Poll, 22nd in the final D3football.com poll and 23rd in the final American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) poll.
On December 11, 2008, Bandini
was honored by the All-American Football Foundation
at its 97th Banquet of Champions with the Johnny Vaught Outstanding College Coach Award.
2007 Colonels were ranked as the #1 team in the New England Division III Poll for the entire season - a first for Curry
- and #19 nationally in the final American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) poll.
At season's end, Bandini
was named as 2007 Division II/III Coach of the Year by both the New England Football Writers (NEFW) and the Gridiron Club of Greater Boston
first season, Bandini
led the Colonels to a perfect 11-0 regular-season record and was named as NEFC Boyd Division Coach of the Year.
Bandini had served on former Head Coach Steve Nelson's staff for three seasons - as defensive coordinator in 2003 and 2004, then as offensive coordinator in 2005.
had previously coached at five different high schools and five different colleges throughout Massachusetts.
high school assignments were head coaching positions at St. Clement
(1989-1990) and Don Bosco Tech
Bandini also served in various coaching capacities at Dom Savio, Stoneham and Reading High Schools.
coaching career in 1981 with a two-year stint as assistant to the offensive line coach at Massachusetts Maritime Academy
Bandini then returned to the collegiate ranks in 1996, working as offensive coordinator at M.I.T. for three seasons before moving on to Mount Ida College as defensive coordinator for one year.
Prior to his arrival at Curry, Bandini served as both defensive and offensive line coach at Division II UMass-Lowell from 2000-2002.
grew up in Brighton with his
mother Agnes and brother Jay, and graduated from Don Bosco Tech
in 1976, where he
earned all-conference honors as a lineman and played on two Catholic Conference championship squads.
Bandini then attended Bridgton Academy, graduating in 1977 after earning letters in three varsity sports (football, hockey and baseball).
was recently inducted into the Bridgton Academy Hall of Fame
He went on to Massachusetts Maritime Academy, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Marine Engineering in 1981.
A four-year starter at offensive line for the Buccaneers, Bandini was a two-time All-New England performer, earned numerous team and all-conference honors, played on an NEFC Championship squad in 1977 and was a team captain his senior year.
In 1999, Mass. Maritime retired his
#62 jersey and in 2006, he
was inducted into the school's Athletic Hall of Fame.
In 2005, Bandini
was honored by the Massachusetts High School Football Coaches Association
as their recipient of the Association's annual Distinguished Service Award.
Bandini is founder of Master Sports Inc. which is a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit corporation providing memorial scholarships to student-athletes.
A Certified Plant Engineer since 1990, he assumed his current full-time position as Director of Facilities for the Waltham Public School System in June 2002.
is the proud father of two sons, John and P.J.