Pietrantonio puts his name in the hat
By Lorenzo Recupero
Following the departure of its head varsity coach just over a week ago, Everett High School is officially on the hunt to find a new leader for Crimson Tide basketball.
According to EHS Athletic Director Tammy Turner, the application for the open position was posted both internally and externally on Monday, August 28th.
With Crimson Tide basketball set to tip-off its 2023-24 season schedule on December 12th against Malden High School, time is of the essence.
Recognizing EHS’ newfound need and motivated by the importance the role plays in the community, lifelong Everett resident Ross Pietrantonio, who has led Everett youth sports in the past, is stepping up with the hope he will be awarded the opportunity to take the helm of Crimson Tide basketball.
“The state of Everett sports is at a critical moment. These student-athletes deserve the same experience I had in the Everett Public Schools,” said Pietrantonio, a graduate of EHS’ class of 2004 and former football champion, winning titles with the Crimson Tide in 2001, 2002, and 2003. Pietrantonio was most recently an assistant for former EHS football coach Rob DiLoreto who stepped down after last season.
“The student-athletes need structure, routine, and to be held accountable for their choices. They need to understand the definition of commitment, putting others before themselves and ultimately how to manage adversity on and off the court,” said Pietrantonio in an interview with the Leader Herald after he applied for the coaching position. “I’m here to teach, develop, and continue to carry on the winning traditions of Everett sports,” he continued.Continue reading “EHS coaching hunt officially underway”