MANCEHSTER, NH– One June 30, 2018 at 1 p.m., high school all-star football players from across the state will play at UNH’s Wildcat Stadium in the 7th annual CHaD East/West High School all-stars football game. This gridiron classic, the brainchild of Manchester native and business leader Nick Valais, is an opportunity to showcase NH’s top high school football talent, all while raising funds to benefit the Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth.
Manchester Central High School boasts five players on Team West, the only players from Manchester schools participating in the event, but Central football’s contribution to CHaD does not stop there. This year’s Team West coaching staff includes Jared Chandler, a Central alum and assistant football coach for the Little Green for the past three years.
As a former Manchester Central player himself, Jared Chandler also played in the inaugural CHaD all-star game in 2012. This year, Chandler’s younger brother Jeremy will continue the family tradition as a CHaD player under the guidance of his brother’s coaching.
Upon graduating Central in 2012, Jared Chandler went on to play college football at Stonehill College, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in mass communications/ media studies in 2016. He returned to Manchester upon graduation and is currently employed as a business development manager for Coca Cola Bottling Company of Northern New England.
He still makes time for Manchester football, however, as an assistant coach with Manchester Central Football, where younger brother Jeremy has just finished his own impressive four-year career. Jeremy Chandler has committed to playing football for Husson University in Bangor, Maine, this fall, where he plans to pursue a degree in criminal justice.
In the meantime, the brothers plan to enjoy this next week of practice in preparation for Saturday’s game, appreciative of these last few days of their shared legacy.
Catch the brothers at one of the Team West practices this week at Manchester Memorial High School: Sunday (9-11:30 a.m. and 1:30-4 p.m.) Monday – Thursday (5-7:30 p.m.)