Kevin Barrett, head coach of the North Quincy High School boy’s varsity basketball team, was chosen 2012-13 Division I South Boys Coach of the Year by the Massachusetts Basketball Coaches Association (MBCA). Barrett received the honor at the MBCA’s 2013 Hall of Fame Banquet, held Nov. 24 at The College of the Holy Cross.
Barrett has been head coach of the Red Raiders since 2006, during which time he has compiled an overall record of 79-70. In each of the last three seasons, his program has qualified for the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association (MIAA) tournament and been awarded the Patriot League Sportsmanship Award, as voted by his Patriot League coaching peers. Last season, the Red Raiders finished the regular season at 15-5, earned the #5 seed, and then ran off three tournament wins before falling to #1 seed Mansfield in the MIAA Division I South Sectional Final. Over the last two seasons, the Red Raiders have captured one Patriot League title (2011-12), two MIAA tournament appearances, and have an overall record of 35-9.
At the Nov. 24 banquet, the MBCA presented numerous awards to deserving coaches and to other outstanding contributors to the game of basketball. In existence for more than 50 years in Massachusetts, the MBCA is committed to the ongoing development of high school basketball in the state. Its membership consists of highly experienced and dedicated high school basketball coaches.
Barrett, a graduate of Archbishop Williams High School (1988) and Saint Anselm College (1992), is a physical education teacher at Quincy’s Snug Harbor, Merrymount and Marshall elementary schools. A Weymouth resident his entire life, he is the son of Bob and Ann Barrett, also of Weymouth.