Has there ever been a more exciting time in the history of Revere High School athletics?
The new school year begins with a new director of athletics, Frank Shea, taking over the program and the opening of a brand new Harry Della Russo Stadium.
Shea brings an incredible resume as one of the most successful and highly regarded basketball coaches in Massachusetts. His work at Savio Prep, where he took a small school on the brink of closing to within one basket of a state championship, was extraordinary.
While the girls basketball program is flourishing under the leadership of Diana DeCristoforo and another title-contending season looms this winter, Shea will lend his expertise and support to the boys basketball program that is seeking to move up in the Northeastern Conference standings.
Football coach Lou Cicatelli is excited about his team playing in the first game at the new stadium on Sept. 11, but also about his team’s prospects for a winning, playoff-qualifying season. The future is also bright for other sports and we bet RHS track athletes can’t wait for the opportunity to compete on the new regulation track at Della Russo Stadium.
Shea is well aware of the outstanding coach he has in former Savio Prep softball and hockey coach Joe Ciccarello, who now leads those teams in the RHS program. Ciccarello took the Revere softball team to the state semifinals two years ago and the team enjoyed another solid season in 2015.
We believe that Frank Shea will take the time to reach out and collaborate with our youth sports organizations, especially the talent-rich Revere Pop Warner football and cheerleading organization. Many of the current RHS athletes began their careers in our youth sports leagues.
So the sky is the limit for our RHS teams and Frank Shea is the right person at the right time to bring out the potential in all of our RHS boys and girls sports teams.
Frank Shea has been a champion at each stop in his playing and coaching career and it’s now time – as LeBron James might say – “to bring my talents to Revere.”