No matter how singular the journey, countless others play a role in shaping us along the way. Our culture celebrates the standouts but in every instance, they too were led by the guidance of coaches, trainers and mentors. We encourage discipline, resolve, and resoluteness, but we also want to recognize these teachers; often they are the ones responsible for instilling values and structure – all of which can be applied beyond sport.
Hugh Coleman is the head boys basketball coach at Charlestown high school. Inspired by his days as a player in the same program and the direction given from his coach, Jack O’Brien, Hugh uses his position and his passion to teach much more than basketball.