Theluxon Pierre, Everett High School alumni and head football coach for the last two seasons, was relieved of his position with the team and his assistant Gregory Bluestein has been appointed interim head coach for the remainder of the 2020-2021 football season.
The shakeup was not due to Pierre’s coaching performance but a result of his lack of teaching credentials required at
Everett Public Schools. Bluestein, who has a Master of Education degree in Athletic Administration, has been teaching at the school for the last eight years.
With EHS now set to have its third head coach in four seasons, the question becomes could this be the year the Crimson Tide’s current slows down?
If you look at the Everett High School boys and girls track records for what they are, a lack of wins might make it seem like the team isn’t on top of things, but head coach Jehu Cimea isn’t worried about records as much as he is overall effort.
“All our athletes try their best for us each meet we’ve had,” said Cimea, in his third year at the helm for the Tide.
Following Tuesday’s loss to Malden High School, the boys dropped to 1-2 and the girls to 0-3 overall, respectively. The lone win for EHS came last week in a 48-38 triumph over Medford High School.
“Hard work has defined our season so far,” said Cimea, who is choosing to build off effort rather than records with this years team. “Their hard work is paying off. They want to perform their best always and push themselves always,” said Cimea.
Boys basketball – After starting the season with a loss against one of the regions top teams in Catholic Memorial, the Tide have reeled off 3 straight wins against Revere, Medford and Belmont to improve to 3-1 overall. “ We’ve won 3 in a row since our opening loss to CM. We’ve gotten after it defensively. Omar Quilter, Dimitry Philippe and Brandon Johnson have led the way setting the tone on that end. Offensively, Omar Quilter, Dimitry Philippe, John Monexant and Franky Aubourg have all led the team with balanced scoring,” said head coach Stanley Chamblain. They hit the court next at the BABC Classic on Friday (Tech Boston, 12:20pm) and Saturday (Scituate, 3:00pm). After the road trip, they return home to play Lynn Classical January 3rd (7PM).
The Crimson Tide ended their season not in the way they started – and that’s a good thing.
On Thanksgiving morning, Masconomet Regional came into town and was handed a plate full of Crimson as the Tide rolled to a 41-7 win. The meeting, their fourth straight T-Day matchup, has been one-sided, with Everett taking all four games in convincing fashion (including 32-0 win last year).
And after suffering a disheartening loss to open the year, second- year head coach Theluxon Pierre is able to say his team bounced back and completed a winning season, albeit without a super bowl title, the right way.
“To be honest, I’m very proud of the kids, but growing up in Everett, this is a disappointing season,” Pierre said, noting the referee mishaps that marred another successful year on the field of play. Two years in a row controversial calls in the playoffs helped to bounce the Tide (8-3) from another run at the super bowl.
In his second year as head coach, Pierre now owns an overall record of 18-4, including two conference championships.