Football Alumni Council



The Football Alumni Council was formed back in 1980 to keep their camaraderie alive and to support our current student-athletes. Past members of the BSU Bears Football team gather as a council 3-4 times a year to receive updates on the team from the Coach, coordinate fundraising efforts to benefit the team, and plan our annual events. Football alumni are welcome to join the committee, attend any of the events, or simply show your support with a gift designated to the team.

When you donate you have the exclusive opportunity to receive BSC Football, The Swenson Era, written by football alumni.


Principal and income is used exclusively to assist the football coach and team for expenses not otherwise covered by funds from the university.

The Martin T. Rizzo Memorial Award recognizes the football player that best exemplifies the character of Marty Rizzo, who passed away as a result of injuries sustained while playing for Bridgewater. Selection is made by the football coaching staff.

The Tom Cook Football Alumni Award is presented to a graduating football player who has demonstrated outstanding sportsmanship, fellowship, athletic ability, and perseverance.

The Peter J. Mazzaferro Award for Academic Achievement was established in 2005 to honor and recognize Peter Mazzaferro, associate professor emeritus of education and head football coach at Bridgewater State University for 36 years. This award benefits the graduating senior football player with the highest cumulative grade point average.

There will be a 5 PM Alumni Football Council Committee Meeting on Wednesday,
June 13th 2018 at the Alumni House. Dinner will be served. Stay tuned for future dates.

Homecoming and Family Day 2018 will be on Saturday, October 13, 2018. Come reconnect with your fellow classmate and enjoy campus activities, performances, food, BSU football game, tours and more.

Football alumni are among the most active groups at BSU and are encouraged to participate in any or all of our alumni activities. A list of upcoming meetings and events can be found above. 

Do you want to be in the know? You can get the latest news and events for this group by reaching out to any of the alumni volunteer leaders listed below or sending an email to (please include your contact info and express your interest in future updates).