Superintendent Brad Morgan is excited to announce the homecoming of alum Dave Lorden, who has returned to North Middlesex High School as the new varsity basketball coach.
Lorden began in his new role earlier this month.
Lorden has coached junior varsity basketball and varsity volleyball at North Middlesex, since 2018.
As a North Middlesex alum, Lorden played under the guidance of long-time teacher and former high school coach Eric Dellasanta.
“I believe in creating an environment that goes beyond the game itself,” Lorden said. “It’s about instilling values, fostering personal growth, and creating a family-like culture where players feel supported and encouraged to reach their full potential.”
“We are beyond excited to welcome back Dave, who brings a wealth of experience, passion, and a deep understanding of our district’s values,” said Superintendent Morgan. “The fact that he is an alum adds an extra layer of pride for us, showcasing the enduring legacy of success that our students can aspire to achieve. Dave’s return embodies our commitment to fostering a family-like culture within North Middlesex.”
In addition to Lorden, North Middlesex is excited to welcome new additions to the basketball coaching staff, including junior varsity coach Israel Gonzalez and freshman coach Kyle McDermott.
Koziol named bench boss in Lunenburg
Lunenburg Public Schools athletic director Kevin Bigelow recently announced that Josh Koziol has been named the new head girls basketball coach at Lunenburg High School for the 2023-2024 winter season.
Koziol replaces longtime head coach Frank Greene, who accepted the girls head coaching position at Marlboro High School.
Koziol, who is also the school’s head softball coach, has been the Lunenburg girls’ junior varsity basketball head coach since the 2011-2012 winter season.
Koziol inherits a Blue Knights team that struggled to a 2-18 record last winter.
Fitchburg Hall taking nominations
The Fitchburg High School Hall of Fame Committee, which seeks to honor the greats in FHS athletic lore and to inspire those coming forth to compete scholastically for the fabled Red and Gray, is asking for nominations from the general public for its 12th Class induction, slated for Nov. 3, 2024, at Great Wolf Lodge in Fitchburg.
Nominations for the 12th Class are open until the close of school on Friday, March 1, 2024 via email, while nominations mailed to the committee must be postmarked by that day; any nominations from the general public received after these dates will be held for consideration for a future class. Nominations will be accepted for individual student-athletes, coaches, contributors, or teams.
For student-athlete nominations, the candidate must have attended Fitchburg High School for at least two years—the junior and senior years especially—and graduated in 2014 or prior. In addition, the student-athlete must have shown outstanding athletic prowess as well as outstanding character on the field/court/pitch and in the classroom. Nominators must provide the committee with a biography, not more than two pages, outlining the student-athlete’s qualifications.
To nominate a coach, a candidate must have coached at Fitchburg High School for at least 10 years; the candidate must have had success as a coach as well as had a positive influence in the lives of the student-athletes under his/her charge. Contributor candidates must have contributed to the success of Fitchburg High School athletics. Biographies are also expected for coaches/contributors.
Team nominations will be taken for teams that excelled in competition for that specific season of competition.
For more information, email Committee Chairman Alan Twomley at email@example.com.