Assabet coach honored as Coach of the Year

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Frank Ferreer, MIAA Girls Basketball Coach of the Year. (Photo/submitted)
Frank Ferreer, MIAA Girls Basketball Coach of the Year. (Photo/submitted)

Marlborough – The Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association (MIAA) Educational Athletics Department and Coaches Education Program recently announced that Frank Ferreer, the Assabet Valley Regional Technical High Girls Basketball Coach, is the 2014-2015 recipient of the Girls Basketball Coach of the Year Award.

According to the nomination packet, “This award seeks to recognize and honor ‘teacher coaches’ who have had an impact on the lives of student-athletes, by encouraging them to succeed and by helping them develop self-confidence, ambition, a sound work ethic and other skills or values necessary or helpful for success in their later lives. Award candidates should have a record of encouraging student-athletes to be well-rounded, as well as a reputation, among their peers and the athletic community, for fair play, good sportsmanship, and the development of these attributes in their student-athletes.”

In his letter to Ferreer, Dick Baker, MIAA assistant director, said that his selection “was based upon excellence of character, impact upon students and community, and coaching quality.”

Ferreer has coached at Assabet since 2006, and compiled a 172-73 record, taking the team to two vocational championships, six vocational tournament appearances, five Colonial Athletic League titles, and 10 consecutive district qualifying seasons. This year he was also honored for achieving his 300th career win as a girls’ basketball coach. In addition to coaching, Ferreer is also the Student Council advisor, a member of the 3-5 Year Strategic Planning Committee, teaches social studies, leadership, and advanced placement U.S. government, and was the 2010-11 Assabet National Honor Society honorary inductee.

The Coach of the Year Award will be presented at the fifth annual Coach of the Year and Student Athlete of the Month Recognition Banquet Thursday, May 28, at the MIAA office in Franklin. Ferreer was also informed that he will be the Massachusetts nomination to the NFHS (National Federation of High Schools) National Coach of the Year Award for 2015-2016.