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Andover Junior Football League

Board Members

Bill Dalton, President

Bill was born and raised in Andover and has 4 Children in (or through) the Andover Public Schools, all of whom have cheered or played football for the AJFL.  Bill coached in the AJFL for several years and looks forward to bringing the same success to the AJFL, as he helped bring to the Board of Andover Little League, where he has served as Vice President for 7 years and coached for several years.

Bill looks forward to working with the Board and Town to continue to grow and improve the AJFL so that all football players, cheerleaders, and parents have an exceptional experience. Bill is always available to discuss AJFL matters, please feel free to reach out anytime.

email Bill at: [email protected]

Mike Giaimo, Vice President
Michael S. Giaimo moved to Andover as a teenager and graduated from Andover High School.  While there he played football and hockey and ran track.  He was captain of the high school winter and spring track teams and for a season was a member of his college’s track team.  Giaimo stayed in the region for college, attending the University of Massachusetts, Amherst where he earned a degree in history.  Following college, he earned a juris doctor from Suffolk University Law School.  Since that time Giaimo has worked in the energy industry.  Among other positions he has worked for the regional power grid operator and served as Commissioner of the New Hampshire Public Utilities Commission. 

Giaimo, his wife and three children live in Andover.  Giaimo has served on the town’s recycling committee.  In his free time, Giaimo coaches youth sports and has done so for over a decade.  He has also held various Board of Director positions with the town’s little league and hockey programs.

email Mike at: [email protected]

Ryan McCabe, Treasurer
I grew up in nearby Stoneham the youngest of 4, where Saturdays in the fall meant all day at the football fields with my brothers and I playing, my sister cheering and my dad coaching as well as leading the board. My brothers and I all went on to play football at Brooks School and continued on at the college level, personally at Tufts University.

My wife and I, along with our 3 children, have been in Andover for 10+ years, actively involved in several youth sports. Having coached baseball, basketball, soccer and flag football, the 2022 season was my first with the AJFL, coaching my oldest son Cameron's JV (largely 7th grade) team. Initially apprehensive about tackle football for my kids, I asked a lot of questions and committed to coaching to ensure safety and proper techniques were prioritized. Thankfully, Jimmy and the other coaches exceeded my expectations. Seeing the boys develop over the course of a few months, learning proper techniques, building their football IQ, and supporting their teammates was something special.

I'm happy to discuss the coaching certification program all coaches are required to complete, the ways safety is prioritized each and every week at practices and games as well as any other items a perspective player, parent or caregiver may have.

I look forward to helping the Board and teams continue to grow, raising the bar each year to ensure the kids and their families look forward to coming back year after year.

email Ryan at:  [email protected]

Jimmy Johnson, Head Coach Football / Director of League Coordination
My name is Jimmy Johnson and I am the current Andover Middle School Football Coach. My football career started in the AJFL back in 2001 and I was a part of one of the first AJFL teams to switch to the travel league we are currently playing in. After middle school I went to Andover High School (10') where I became a three sport Varsity Athlete (Football, Basketball, Lacrosse). In my senior year at Andover High School, I led our football team in catches, yards, and interceptions which earned me 2nd Team All MVC football selection. 

After Andover I was fortunate enough to get accepted into Dartmouth College (14'). I walked on to the Dartmouth Football team my Freshmen year. By my Junior and Senior Year I earned significant minutes on special teams and as a backup Free Safety. During my Junior and Senior Year we finished 2nd place in IVY League 12' and 13' and I was able to earn Defensive scout team player of the year both years.

In 2018 I moved back to Andover with my wife. I wanted to volunteer and give back to the town that gave so much to me. I was offered to be the Andover Middle School Football Head Coach in 2018 and am now in charge of coaching logistics for the whole program. Since 2018, our football team has a 28-15 record. More important than the record is that we are teaching your sons or daughters how to play safe organized tackle football while also having fun. If you have any questions about the program please feel free to reach out to me anytime via email. 

email Jimmy at: [email protected]

Christine Bosse, Head Coach / Director of Cheering
Christine grew up on Hilton Head Island, SC and moved to Boston for college in 2007. She has cheered since the age of 12 and fell in love with the sport immediately. She went on to cheer for her high school Varsity team before moving to Sweden as an exchange student her senior year. While in Sweden, she started a "Cheer Dance" team at a local dance studio and had to make up cheers in Swedish. She started coaching cheerleading in Salem, MA after graduating college in 2012 until she found her home with the AJFL in 2014. Christine choreographs the team's competition routines and her teams have finished first, three of the last four seasons.

When not coaching, Christine likes to spend time with her husband, 2 stepdaughters and 3 cats. She is always excited to talk about anything cheer related, so if you have any questions feel free to reach out!

email Christine at: [email protected]

Mike Bodnaruk, Director of Fields and Maintenance
A native of Everett, MA, Mike, and his family have lived in Andover for over thirteen years.  Both of his children have played or cheered in the AJFL.  He has been part of the AJFL as a coach and/or board member for the last eight years.  In his board role, Mike is responsible for arranging field space for practices and games, lining for the practice fields, and athletic trainers for all home games.  As a coach, he works with Coach Jimmy Johnson to teach important life lessons and a love for the game of football through an experience that’s REWARDING, POSITIVE, and FUN.

Ryan Murphy, Director of Fundraising
Ryan A. Murphy grew up in Andover and graduated from Andover High School, where he played varsity football under Dick Collins. He also played hockey and baseball. Ryan graduated from the University of Southern California (USC) in 1993 with a BS in Finance.  While at USC Ryan was a student manager for the football team, assisting offensive lineman Coach John Matsko in 1991 and Quarterback Coach Ray Dorr in '92.  Murphy is the president of Andover Little League and has been on its board of directors for nine years.  He is the head coach of a youth hockey team, as well. Recently, Mr. Murphy was the Chairman of the Andover Steering Committee that helped facilitate the hiring of the head of the Cormier Youth Service Center. Mr. Murphy is the Founding Partner of VACO Boston.  He and his wife, Sarah have three boys who live with them in Andover.

email Ryan at: [email protected]

Jim Stadler, Director of Fundraising
Jim is originally from the Hudson Valley of NY, but has called Andover home for the last fifteen years.  He and his wife Stacey have two children, the oldest of which has played in the AJFL for the last two seasons.  After seeing the positive impact this experience has had on his son, he was motivated to get involved and help to grow the AJFL footprint, increase awareness of the positive impact this program can have and continue to strengthen the AJFL program for future players.

Chris Ballou, Director of Football Equipment
Chris has coached AJFL football for 10 years beginning with the Ravens and Steelers teams and continuing with the 8th grade travel team. Chris played youth football and continued playing through high school. Chris is also a youth wrestling coach in Andover and coached both of his boys in AJFL and wrestling. Chris is proud to give back to the community through coaching and volunteering on the AJFL Board.

Frank Penney, Director of Football Equipment
Frank grew up in the Merrimack Valley and has been in Andover for the past six years with his wife and four boys. He has had the opportunity to coach and be involved with multiple sports in Andover. This past year, he was able to help out coaching the 7th grade team in the AJFL and had an incredible experience. Working closely with a phenomenal group of coaches, led by Jimmy Johnson, Frank felt compelled to give back and join the AJFL Board. Frank is dedicated to helping improve the AJFL experience for participants and their families and looks forward to another great season.

Shawn Theriault, Andover High School Liaison 
Shawn Theriault enters his 2nd Season as Defensive Coordinator of Andover High School. This past season the Golden Warriors posted a 10-1 record and MVC championship. Andover's defense was one of the Golden Warriors stingiest in the past 20 seasons. This is Theriault's 2nd stint at Andover High, previously in 2010-2013 where the Golden Warriors won 2 MVC titles, and trips to the post season. Previous to Andover High, Theriault spent 5 seasons as the defensive coordinator at Framingham State University, winning 4 league titles and earning 5 trips to the post season.

From 2014-2016 Theriault was the head coach at Danvers High School, where the Falcons posted their best 3 year winning total in school history, and earning a trip to the State semi-final round in his second season. Starting his coaching career as a defensive backs coach at Endicott College in 2006. Theriault spent time on the staffs at Merrimack College, Bentley University, and Westford Academy. Theriault is a currently a middle school history teacher in Wakefield, MA, and resides in Woburn, MA.

Christina Zuccaro, Secretary / Volunteer Coordination

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Andover Junior Football League

9 Bartlet St., #5
Andover, Massachusetts 01810

Email: [email protected]

Andover Junior Football League

9 Bartlet St., #5
Andover, Massachusetts 01810

Email: [email protected]
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