Coach: Chuck Lynch, seventh season as NMHS head coach, 18th year coaching football.

Assistants: Travis Swim, James Reed, Ryan Fitzsimmons, Mark Matrigalli, Corey Sadler, Ross Kellogg (freshmen coach), Ray Dommermuth (freshmen assistant).

2008 record: 6-5.

2008 accomplishments: Tied for third most victories in NMHS' 11-man football history; defeated Pomperaug for the first time since 1992; defeated Notre Dame for the first time ever; defeated Stratford in Stratford for the first time ever.

Losses to graduation: Frank DiChiaro, Austin Freeman, Eric Cote, Ben Cass, Shane Edmond, Jeremy Smith, Tom Hager, Christian Gagnier, Evan Cassells, Kyle Pickle, Bill Jette, Joe Carovillano, Joe Tamberelli, Xavier Potter (student assistant).

2009 captains: Rory Kennedy, Brian Kirwan-Welsh, John Krafick, Austin Swim.

Outlook for 2009: [It's the] largest team I have had at NMHS, depth and speed at the offensive skill positions; young and big on the offensive line. We will try to keep it simple offensively to give those young linemen a chance to have a firm grasp of our offense. Defensively, we have a great corps of returners and a great mix of athletic speedy newcomers. Special teams should provide us with a boost as we have track kids at the return positions and we are solid with offensive and defensive starters across the board at other positions.

Seniors: Jack Burns, Don Clady, Kevin Eherts, Tom Holliday, Rory Kennedy, John Kimberly, Brian Kirwan-Welsh, John Krafick, Damien Logue, Luke Martin, Curry Mullen, Eli Novicky, Matt Saraceno, Austin Swim, Stephen Tucker, Matt Tymula,

Juniors: Jake Amorando, Matt Becker, Karl Bradshaw, John Burns, Ty Cole, Matt Gil, Andrew Golden, Tim Guggenheim, Patrick Jordan, Keith Kirwan-Welsh, Dab Lacaskey. T.J. Longcoy, Mike Madden, Dan Morales, Anthony Morin, Chris Pell, Cody Smith, Conor Stuhrcke, Matt Trager,

Sophomores: Russell Bonn, Kevin Bueno, Conor Burns, Jesse Calhoun, Dominick Cecchini, Xavier Cordero, Tom DaRos, Nick DeMichele, Caleb Dieterle, Sean Doenias, Gino Elia, Paul Ezdebski, Don Goodell, Matt Grossenbacher, Austin Kisling, Tom Lang, Brian Larkin, Zack Lopes, Liam Lynch, Blaze Martin, Nick Moglia, Valdir Nepomuceno, Mike Phillips, John Pichette, Mike Raymond, Jeremy Reagan, Mike Schulz, Jacob Silva, Dan Stevens, Angel Vasquez, Dustin Wilson,