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EHS varsity basketball coach steps down

Who will school tap to step up?

Stanley Chamblain (pictured) led the Crimson Tide to four state tournament berths and two GBL titles in five seasons as head coach. (Everett Leader Herald photo)

By Lorenzo Recupero

Just months after Everett High School’s head varsity football coach stepped down, its head varsity basketball coach has done the same.

Part of a truly surprising turn of events for EHS athletics, varsity basketball coach Stanley Chamblain informed Everett Public Schools admin last week of his intention to step down effective immediately.

Chamblain’s at-the-buzzer departure, just two weeks prior to the start of the school year and basketball season, leaves the program with a gaping hole in its game plan and little time to fill it as the 2023 school year is set to begin August 31st.

As the EHS Athletics Department pivots to fill the position, which will be posted early next week, no details of Chamblain’s reason for leaving the post he held successfully for several years was provided.

While acknowledging the loss for EPS students, former EHS varsity girls basketball coach and longtime athletic director Tammy Turner had this to say of Chamblain’s departure in a statement to the Leader Herald Tuesday morning:

“Stanley Chamblain has moved on and we will miss him as a person and as a coach to our young men. We will be posting the position soon to ensure our athletes are ready to go for the upcoming season.”

In 2018, Everett decided to stay in-house and hired Chamblain to take over for John DiBiaso as head basketball coach. Chamblain played for DiBs at EHS from 2000-2003, before attending Hesser College and Keene State before graduating from Lesley in 2008. In five season as head coach, Chamblain amassed an overall record of 69-32 while leading the Tide to two Greater Boston League titles and four state tournament berths. He was twice named GBL Coach of the Year.

It is still to be determined whether the school plans to hire in-house this time around or take a look at other local names outside of the current administration.

The Leader Herald reached out to Chamblain for comment but he could not be reached.

*This is a developing story. The Leader Herald will provide updates as they become available.

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