57th Annual Athletic Awards Dinner with L.A. Chargers General Manager Tom Telesco


Date(s) - 05/30/2018
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm


Renaissance Newport Beach Hotel
4500 Macarthur Blvd.
Newport Beach, CA 92660
57th Annual Athletic Awards Dinner with L.A. Chargers General Manager Tom Telesco

Outstanding student athletes from Newport Harbor, Corona del Mar and Sage Hill Schools will be honored for their athletic achievements at this dinner event. In addition, special coaches will be honored.


  • Tickets are $50 each and include dinner and parking.


  • BRAND VISIBILITY – Your company name will be listed in the event program.
  • Includes a table for ten people (reserve three seats for a student athlete and his or her parents, and table signage.A variety of underwriting sponsorship opportunities are available. For sponsorship information, please call Steve Rosansky at 949-729-4404.

Guest Speaker

Tom Telesco

General Manager
Los Angeles Chargers

With a keen eye for acquiring talented players, Tom Telesco serves his sixth season as General Manager of the Chargers in 2018.

Telesco was hired by the Chargers in January 2013. Forty-years-old at the time of his hiring, he became the youngest general manager in team history. Immediately following his hire, Telesco was part of the search committee responsible for hiring Mike McCoy as the team’s head coach. Telesco then helped the Chargers return to the playoffs in 2013 with a roster that featured 25 players who joined the team prior to or during the season.

A native of Buffalo, N.Y., Telesco prepped at St. Francis High School in Athol Springs, N.Y. Days prior to Super Bowl XLVIII in January 2014, which was co-hosted by New York and New Jersey, Telesco was recognized for their accomplishments on the floor of the New York State Senate by Senator Timothy Kennedy.

After graduating from St. Francis, Telesco played wide receiver at John Carroll University in Ohio. He was a starter on the Blue Streaks’ 1994 Ohio Athletic Conference Championship team, and two of his teammates at John Carroll were Chris and Brian Polian, sons of Bill Polian, a 2015 inductee into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

While attending John Carroll, Telesco spent four summers (1991-94) as a training camp intern with the Buffalo Bills. At that time, the elder Polian was the Bills’ general manager. Polian left Buffalo for Carolina in 1994 and after Telesco graduated from John Carroll with a degree in business management in 1995, Polian hired him to work in the Panthers’ scouting department. In 1998, Telesco and Polian moved on to Indianapolis, where Telesco would spend his next 15 NFL seasons as a college scout, pro scout, director of pro scouting, director of player personnel and vice president of football operations. He worked in Indianapolis during Peyton Manning’s entire career with the Colts and later part of the team that brought Andrew Luck to the Colts with the first pick of the 2012 NFL Draft. Telesco also was involved in Colts drafts that featured four-time Pro Bowl running back Edgerrin James, five-time Pro Bowl wide receiver Reggie Wayne, and Dwight Freeney, a seven-time Pro Bowler as a Colt.

Telesco’s tenure in Indianapolis was one of the most successful eras in Colts history. They played in two Super Bowls, including a victory over Chicago in Super Bowl XLI. From 1998-2012, the Colts won 154 regular-season games, eight division titles and they appeared in the playoffs 12 times. Indianapolis set an NFL record with 12 or more wins in seven consecutive seasons and they won an NFL-record 23 straight regular-season games during the 2008-09 seasons. Their 115 regular-season wins from 2000-09 set an NFL record for wins in a decade.

In March 2015, Telesco was invited to be a speaker at the NFL’s Career Development Symposium in Arizona. The program, attended by nearly 70 coaches and front office executives, was designed to engage aspiring head coach and general manager candidates. Telesco was one of only two active general managers invited to address participants at the symposium.

Telesco and his wife, Larah, have a daughter, Elena, and two sons, Thomas and Nicholas.