The state’s most illustrious football coach, John DiBiaso, can coach a little roundball, too.
DiBiaso was honored for his 400th basketball coaching victory in a ceremony following the Everett-Waltham game Friday night.
Superintendent of Schools Frederick Foresteire presented a basketball to DiBiaso, noting the historic 400th win, a 78-69 decision over Cambridge on Jan. 25, 2013.
“He is the greatest high school football coach in Massachusetts and the winningest basketball coach in Everett High School history,” said Foresteire. “I want to congratulate him and his team.”
DiBiaso began his basketball coaching career in Everett in the 1984 season. His teams have won 11 Greater Boston League titles, two Division 1 North sectional titles (1991, 1994), and one Eastern Mass. title.
The 1991 team defeated Catholic Memorial at the Boston Garden in the Eastern Mass. championship game before falling to Springfield Central in the state final at the Worcester Centrum. The 1994 team lost to New Bedford in the Eastern Mass. final at the Garden.
“It’s been enjoyable to coach Everett High basketball,” said DiBiaso. “I’ve had some great players, great teams, and great kids. I love being in Everett. I want to thank the school administration and the whole community for their support.”
DiBiaso’s current squad earned a share of the Greater Boston League championship.
“I’m very happy for these kids,” said DiBiaso. “It’s a great bounce back season after a tough year last year. We’re very excited and we want to go in to the State Tournament and make some noise.”