Senior scholar and athlete prepares for winter season


Deitelbaum on the football field

This spring Naugatuck High School will have to say farewell and good luck to one of the best athletes the school has seen, Michael Deitelbaum.

One of our most committed athletes now puts his helmet down and trades it in for a basketball as he greets his final season as an NHS athlete.

Mikey, number 38 on the football field and captain of the football team, has helped the Greyhounds win their record of 17-5 over the past two seasons. Along with a record of 23-1 last season in basketball and 15-5 in baseball. 

Mikey continues his family’s legacy of working hard in every sport he plays. Tyler, Mikey’s older brother and an NHS alumni, played football, basketball, and baseball, just as Mikey does now. 

Mikey’s older sister Hailey continued the tradition with her love of volleyball, basketball, and softball during her time at NHS as well. 

Mikey’s younger brother Ryan will follow in his brother’s footsteps as he is a three season athlete who plays football and basketball, and runs track. 

¨I hope to leave a legacy of success and pride. I’ve been very fortunate to be a part of great teams at NHS, winning NVL championships, having playoff appearances, and winning records. I think it is equally important to leave behind pride and leadership in the programs that I have played for. I strive to be the best leader, teammate, and player possible. Working hard on and off the field, being a competitor, and influencing the people around me in a positive way is something I hope to have done,” said Mikey in an interview with The Greyhound News..

He has yet to commit to a college but will likely stay in the New England area, hopefully continuing his football career and high academic achievements. Some of which he has already accomplished like being in the top 5% of his class and a member of the National Honor Society. 

Although we don’t know where he will go next, we do know that only bright things will come in Mikey’sfuture.