Head Football Coach Mike Hyde Selected to Coach 2012 Delaware Blue-Gold Football Game

Posted December 21, 2011

St. Andrew’s is proud to announce that the Delaware Interscholastic Football Coaches Association has selected our own Mike Hyde to serve as Head Coach of the Gold Squad for the 57th Annual DFRC Blue-Gold All-Star Football Game. As boys’ athletic director, head coach of the varsity football team and a valuable coach at all levels of basketball and baseball, Mike has made important and lasting contributions to athletics at St. Andrew’s and throughout the region. In this summer’s game, he will coach St. Andrew’s senior Jake Myers, a co-captain of this year’s Independent Conference Champions. Senior Libby Lakeman will also serve as an ambassador at the game.

Mike Hyde will celebrate the 25th anniversary of his own participation as a player in the DFRC Blue-Gold All-Star Football Game when he leads the Gold coaching staff this year. In 1987, Coach Hyde represented Tower Hill School as a quarterback for the Blue squad.

Coach Hyde has many wonderful memories of attending DFRC Blue-Gold All-Star Football Games in the past, along with those of his own personal involvement in 1987. Coach Hyde describes his experience with DFRC as life changing and the highlight of his athletic career. As he fondly recalls playing in the Game and bonding with his fellow players in camp, he quickly emphasizes how meaningful the relationship was that he had with his buddy, Desiree.

Playing and coaching in the DFRC Blue-Gold Game is a common tie that binds the Hyde family. Steve Hyde, Coach Hyde’s father, played in 1959, was an assistant coach for the Blue Squad in 1976, and served as the Head Blue coach in 1984.

Coach Hyde considers it “a great honor to represent the Gold Team as their Head Coach” and states, “The Blue-Gold All-Star Football Game is a wonderful tradition in the state of Delaware, so I am excited to have the opportunity to be involved in 2012.”

The Delaware Foundation Reaching Citizens with intellectual disABILITIES (DFRC) sponsors the game and proceeds benefit programs for individuals with intellectual disABILITIES throughout Delaware. This year’s game will mark the 57th time the game has been played.

The 2012 game will be held at the University of Delaware Football Stadium on Saturday, June 23rd. Opening ceremonies begin at 6:00 p.m. and kick-off is at 7:00 p.m. The community is welcome and encouraged to attend. Tickets are available online at the DFRC website: http://www.dfrcblue-gold.org/football or by calling the DFRC office at 302-454-2730.

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