Feehan alum returns to his roots
ATTLEBORO, MA – Bishop Feehan High School is proud to announce that John “Jack” Pettine ‘11 has been named the Shamrocks varsity swimming and diving head coach, effective immediately.
Pettine was a YMCA swim coach in Providence for the past eight years coaching all levels of swimmers. In addition, he took over the King Philip High School swimming and diving teams where he led them to two consecutive Hockomock Conference Championships.
A 2011 Bishop Feehan graduate, Pettine went on to Johnson & Wales University where he played lacrosse and received his bachelors in counseling psychology. He continued on to get his masters in education at Bridgewater State University for school counseling and now is a Guidance Counselor at Atlantis Charter School in Fall River, Massachusetts.
"We couldn't be happier than to have Jack join our head coaching staff," said Feehan Athletic Director Christan Schatz. "Pettine brings a great amount of experience, coupled with a tremendous positive energy and a strong faith to our already successful swimming and diving program. I cannot wait to watch the program grow and continue to thrive under his enthusiasm and leadership.”
“I’m excited to get the kids in the pool,” said Pettine. “Swimming is a sport I’ve loved all my life. I look forward to a great season for the athletes.”
When Jack is not working, he is spending time with his wife and two sons, training for triathlons and hiking with his dogs.