EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA

March 22, 2014

Muldoon wins media award from football coaches

The Eagle-Tribune

---- — The Massachusetts High School Football Coaches Association will be honoring Eagle-Tribune high school sports editor Michael Muldoon for a service to the sport at the high school level.

Muldoon is this year’s recipient of the Media Award.

The 28-year Eagle-Tribune veteran was nominated by local football coaches and will be honored on April 27 at the MHSFCA Hall of Fame Banquet.

The event will be held at Lantana’s Restaurant in Randolph, Mass.

Muldoon is a graduate of Andover High and St. Michael’s College.

Muldoon has researched over 60 years of the history of area high school football and compiled over a thousand pages of annual leaders, team previews, game-by-game results, coaching records and Eagle-Tribune All-Star teams.

For the last 28 years, he’s written an annual preview chronicling the 100-plus athletes from the area schools playing college football.

He writes a full-page “Gridiron Greats” high school football column Sundays in the fall. He is a past winner of the Moynihan Lumber Merrimack Valley Award for contributions to local sports.

“I think Michael Muldoon represents and reports on everything that is good in sports; and the players and coaches involved,” said long-time Masconomet Regional coach Jim Pugh, who was among the coaches on the Executive Committee that chose Muldoon.

“He is all about focusing on the hard-working, dedicated individuals and not just the winningest players and coaches.”

Muldoon is married to Eagle-Tribune reporter Yadira Betances and they have a son, Gabriel.