Flip has earned the respect of high school athletes — teenagers — for many, many years. His demeanor and steady presence are a fixture. Some of his work behind the scenes helps operations like managing the equipment, uniforms and attendance. He knows all the players. If they are late and checking in, passing in the halls, or heading to the gym; — any greeting exchanged with Flip enriches the students’ days immeasurably. I’ve seen a GHS alum in his late twenties– I’m not all together sure he played a sport- cross a room to say, “Hi! Remember me?”, and brighten with Flip’s affirmation and brief encounter. It’s a sure and easy bet that on countless days when things were not going well, Flip has made a student’s day brighter.
The kindest gatekeeper ever, Flip is taking taking and recording temperatures, one of the new Covid-19 safety protocols. GHS Boys Varsity Soccer (a win vs. Swampscott) New Balance Newell Stadium Gloucester, Mass 11/18/2020
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Beautiful event January 3 sponsored by the GHS boys soccer boosters, with delicious food from the Causeway and great soccer swag! Graduating seniors acknowledged their amazing play off and final soccer year as bittersweet. Congratulations to the players and coaches and thanks to the parent volunteers, especially Chris Mac. Coaches for three teams are: Armando Marnoto, Drew Sidell, Marcus Trejo, and Jason Rutkauskus.
From Nick Curcuru Nov 6 article in the Gloucester Daily Times: “Gloucester finishes up the season at 12-5-2, its highest win total and deepest postseason run since 2007, when the team advanced to the Division 1 North Quarterfinals with an identical 12 wins. Despite the tough ending, Marnoto had nothing but positive things to say about his squad. “This is a special group, one of my favorites and they were a pleasure to coach,” he said. “I’m really happy with the season these boys put out. These seniors took their lumps when they were freshmen and kept improving to end up as one of the final eight teams in the bracket.- Gloucester Daily Times]