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FALL COACHES: FOOTBALL GOLF SOCCER X-COUNTRY

Head Football Coach: Mr. Jeffrey Smith
Email: FootballVHC@MaldenCatholic.org
Phone: 781-475-5306

During his time at Malden Catholic, Smith has served as Assistant Coach for Varsity Football, Lacrosse, Wrestling, and was also Head Coach for Indoor Track. Jeff Smith begins his 6th season as Head Varsity Football Coach and his 15th year at Malden Catholic High School.

Smith is a 1995 graduate of Malden Catholic. In his years at Malden Catholic, he was Captain of the Football team and was Catholic Conference All-Star as well as Agganis All-Star. He also served as the Captain of Indoor track and Lacrosse while attending Malden Catholic.

Jeff Smith is a 1999 graduate of Radford University in VA, where he received his Bachelor of Science in History. Smith also holds a Masters in School Administration from Emanuel College. Jeff Smith has held the positions of Teacher, Assistant Athletic Director and is currently Assistant Principal, Student Life.


Varsity Cross-Country Coach: Mr. Justin Fitzgerald
Email: CrossCountryVHC@MaldenCatholic.org
Phone: 781-475-5356


Biography to follow

 

Head Soccer Coach: Mr. Scott Elias
Email: SoccerVHC@MaldenCatholic.org
Phone: 781-589-8194


Photo and Biography to follow

 

 

 


Varsity Golf Coach: Mr. Michael J. O'Connor
Email: GolfVHC@MaldenCatholic.org
Phone: 781-475-5368


Michael O’Connor is entering his 10th year as Varsity Golf Coach and his 14th year at Malden Catholic. He has led the golf team to four MIAA Division 1 Tournament berths.

O’Connor teaches Social Studies and Business at Malden Catholic High School. He received his Bachelor of Science degree from Boston University and his Master of Education degree from Cambridge College. 

He is married to his wife Annmarie and his three boys Daniel ‘02, Brendan ‘06 and Timothy ’09 are graduates of Malden Catholic.

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Head Basketball Coach: Mr. Jim McCune
Email: BasketballVHC@MaldenCatholic.org
Phone: 781-475-5320

 

Jim McCune is entering his 5th season as Lancer Head Basketball Coach and his season of coaching.

McCune has accumulated 400+ wins in his Head Coaching career. In addition, Coach McCune has been named “Coach Of The Year” twice each by the Massachusetts Basketball Coaches Association (2002, 2006, 2016), and The Lowell Sun (2004, 2008). He was the recipient of the IAABO 2017 Oswald Tower Award (Award is given annually to the coach who exemplifies the high ethical standards of the basketball coaching profession). His Lancer teams have qualified for the Massachusetts State Tournament in each of his 4 years as Head Coach.

Coach McCune is a graduate of Somerville High School ’76 and the Journeyman Electrician Program at the Franklin Institute of Technology ’88. He currently resides in Somerville, Ma. with his wife Sharon, and sons Jimmy (Harvard 2014), and Matthew (Somerville HS 2016).


Head Coach Varsity Hockey: Mr. John McLean
Email: HockeyVHC@MaldenCatholic.org
Phone:781-475-5320

John McLean is entering his 6th year as Head Varsity Coach and his 9th year at Malden Catholic.

McLean came to Malden Catholic with extensive coaching experience which includes the Boston Bruins Skating Coach, Tampa Bay Lightning Amateur Scout, Assistant Men’s Hockey College at Merrimack College and Leader Director of Dynamic Skating. During McLean’s time behind the bench, the Lancers have won 5 Super 8 Division 1A State Championships.  During four of these championships, John served as Head Coach. John was named Coach of the Year in 2012 by the Boston Globe, ESPN Boston and Hockey Night in Boston.


Varsity Swim Coach: Mr. Joe Gaff
Email: SwimVHC@MaldenCatholic.org
Phone: 781-475-5320


Joe Gaff is entering his 10th season as Head Swim Coach and his 28th year of coaching. During his time at Malden Catholic, Gaff has also coached Football and Baseball.

Joe is a graduate of St Dominic Savio High School and he received his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Criminal Justice from Western New England College. Gaff was elected into the Chelsea High School Hall of Fame as a Coach in 2012.

Joe Gaff is currently an Everett Police Officer assigned to the traffic division. Joe is married to his wife Nanci and has 2 sons, Kris and Cory.  Kris is a member of the Everett Police Department, and Cory, MC Class of 2010, went on to play football at Plymouth State University and graduated PSU 2014.


Varsity Wrestling Coach: Mr. Scott Hansen
Email: WrestlingVHC@MaldenCatholic.org
Phone:781-475-5320

Scott Hansen enters his second year as Head Wrestling Coach at Malden Catholic.

Hansen’s previous coaching experience includes assistant coach at Milton High School for 2 years, assistant coach at First Colonial High School in Virginia Beach for 3 years, and volunteer assistant coach at Springfield Technical Community College for a year. Coach Hansen is a graduate of Westbrook High School in Westbrook, Maine, where he was a State Finalist, he is a 2009 graduate of Old Dominion University earning a degree in Exercise Science.

Coach Hansen works at Equinox Sports Club as a personal trainer and lives in Malden with his wife Shannon and dog Zeus.


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Varsity Indoor Track Coach: Mr. Zachary Creeden 

Email: IndoorTrackVHC@MaldenCatholic.org

Phone: 781-475-5320

Zach Creeden enters his 4th year as Head Track Coach at Malden Catholic.

Creeden is a 2010 graduate of Billerica Memorial High School where he lettered in Cross Country, Indoor, and Outdoor track. Collegiately, Zach ran both cross country and track at Worcester State University. At WSU, he was a two-time qualifier for the NCAA Regional Cross Country Championships. He was a member of the team’s 4x800m relay team that quailed for multiple Division III New England Championships and an All-New England Championship. He served as the President of the Athlete Mentoring Program and earned MASCAC All-Academic Honors 6 times.

 Zach received his Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Worcester State and is currently a Constituent Relations Associate within the External Affairs Department at Malden Catholic.

 

 

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Head Varsity Lacrosse Coach: Mr. Matt O’Neil
Email:LacrosseVHC@MaldenCatholic.org
Phone: 781-475-5308


Matt O’Neil is entering his 5th year as Head Varsity Lacrosse Coach and histh year at Malden Catholic High School.  He was the Assistant Varsity Lacrosse Coach for the Lancers from 2004 -2011 before being named Head Coach in 2012.

O’Neil is a 1999 graduate of Malden Catholic. He played four years of Varsity Lacrosse at Malden Catholic. Matt went on to play four years of Men’s Lacrosse at Merrimack College where he served as Captain in 2003.

Matt O’Neil is the Associate Director of Admissions at Malden Catholic High School.


Varsity Baseball Coach: Mr. Patrick Driscoll
Email: BaseballVHC@MaldenCatholic.org
Phone:781-475-5343

Patrick Driscoll enters his fifth year as Baseball Head Coach. Prior to this he was the Assistant Varsity Coach for ten years. Driscoll was a four-year varsity letter at Austin Prep, two-year captain, and two-time league All-Star for both Boston Globe and Boston Herald. He played the positions of catcher and third baseman.

As an undergraduate at Assumption College, Patrick was a four-year Varsity Baseball Player and was also named Most Valuable Player and Captain of the 2001 squad. He graduated in 2001 with a Bachelor of Arts degree. Driscoll holds two Masters Degree from Boston College and Lasell College. He has been a Xaverian Brothers Associate since 2013.

During his thirteen years at Malden Catholic, Driscoll served as the Assistant Director of Athletics from 2006-2011 and then appointed to Director of Athletics. Pat also serves as the Assistant Varsity Hockey Coach and is the Assistant Varsity Golf Coach.

 

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Varsity Outdoor Track Coach: Mr. Zachary Creeden 

Email: OutdoorTrackVHC@MaldenCatholic.org

Phone: 781-475-5320

 Zach Creeden enters his second year as Head Track Coach at Malden Catholic. Creeden is a 2010 graduate of Billerica Memorial High School where he lettered in Cross Country, Indoor, and Outdoor track. Collegiately, Zach ran both cross country and track at Worcester State University. At WSU, he was a two-time qualifier for the NCAA Regional Cross Country Championships. He was a member of the team’s 4x800m relay team that quailed for multiple Division III New England Championships and an All-New England Championship. He served as the President of the Athlete Mentoring Program and earned MASCAC All-Academic Honors 6 times.

 Zach received his Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Worcester State and is currently a Constituent Relations Associate within the External Affairs Department at Malden Catholic.

Head Coach Varsity Rugby: William Helfrich                                                           RugbyVHC@maldencatholic.org

Head Coach Varsity Tennis: Steven Caristinos                                                        TennisVHC@maldencatholic.org

 

 

DIRECTOR OF ATHLETICS

Patrick Driscoll begins his sixth year as Director of Athletics and his fifteen year at Malden Catholic High School. Patrick is the 8th Director of Athletics in Malden Catholic history.

During his sixteen years at Malden Catholic, Driscoll served as the Assistant Director of Athletics from 2006-2011. He has also served as the Lancer’s Assistant Varsity Baseball Coach from before being appointed as the Head Baseball Coach in 2012. Patrick, also serves as the Associate Head Varsity Hockey Coach. As a coach at Malden Catholic, he has been part of nine State Championship games winning six and captured seven Catholic Conference Championships.   

As an undergraduate at Assumption College, Patrick was a four-year Varsity Baseball Player and was also named Most Valuable Player and Captain of the 2001 squad. He graduated in 2001 with a Bachelor of Arts degree. Driscoll holds two Masters Degree from Boston College and Lasell College. He has been a Xaverian Brothers Associate since 2013. Patrick, was recently named "District H" Athletic Director of the Year. Additionally, he serves as an adjunct professor at Endicott College in Van Loan Graduate Program teaching in the Sports Administration/Leadership track.  

 

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