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Legendary Basketball Coach Stepping Down


Coach Mike Deady Stepping Down after Legendary Run as Bishop Feehan Girls Basketball Coach

Winningest basketball coach in Feehan history (355-99) leaves behind a powerhouse program and a legacy of unprecedented success. 

ATTLEBORO, Mass. – Bishop Feehan High School announced today that long-time Girls Basketball Head Coach Mike Deady is stepping down from his coaching position effective immediately.

Deady’s announcement ends one of the most successful coaching reigns in Feehan history with 355 wins (against just 99 losses) and a state title in 2016.  Dozens of Deady’s players have gone on to play in the collegiate ranks, including school legends like Missy Traversi (Maine), Laura Lokitis (Boston College), Amy Lepley (Holy Cross), Lexi Sells (Providence), Sierra Schrader (Adelphi), Lauren Manis (Holy Cross), Katie Nelson (Boston University) and Maddie Jolin (Providence).

“It has been the greatest privilege of my life being the head coach of the girls basketball team at Bishop Feehan High School,” said Deady, after informing his returning players on Monday afternoon. “I'm grateful for the support I've received from the school administration and my many assistant coaches. I look forward to an extremely bright future for our girls basketball team.”

Added Feehan Athletic Director, Gary Doherty: “Coach Mike Deady built Bishop Feehan’s girls basketball into one of the premier programs in the state of Massachusetts. Since 1998,  Mike’s program was built with a tremendous amount of hard work and sacrifice, resulting in on- and off-the-court success for an entire generation of Feehan basketball players. Feehan is immensely grateful for passion and success that Coach brought to our athletic program for so long.”

The school will open up a search for Deady’s successor right away and expects to have a new program leader in place this Spring.

Gary Doherty, Athletic Director


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