Meade to Lead Boys' Varsity Basketball
The Derryfield School Athletic Department is excited to announce the appointment of Mr. Ed Meade as the new head varsity boys basketball coach. Mr. Meade is a graduate of Arlington High School in Massachusetts where he was a member of the varsity basketball and track and field teams. He continued his education at Plymouth State University. While there he was a member of the mens’ basketball team.
Mr. Meade lives and works in Manchester and is employed as a special education teacher at Easter Seals, Jolicourse School and comes to Derryfield with an extensive coaching background that has prepared him for his new role as our head basketball coach.
Coach Meade has spent the last several years serving as the head coach for the girls basketball team at Epping High School. His college coaching experience includes serving as an assistant coach for Daniel Webster College from 2005-2007 before joining Derryfield for the first time as the boys varsity assistant coach from 2007-2010. Before becoming the head coach of the girls team at Epping High School, Coach Meade served as the boys JV head and an assistant coach for the varsity team from 2010-2014.
Besides his work on the court and in the classroom, Coach Meade has also been an active member for the last ten years for Meals on Wheels in Manchester. Athletics has also been a family affair for Coach Meade, with his son and two daughters all playing sports at Pinkerton Academy. His daughter Emily went on to play college basketball at Lesley University.
Derryfield High School Director of Athletics Chris Hettler stated, “Coach Meade brings a wealth of basketball knowledge and experience to our basketball program. Coach Meade’s passion and enthusiasm for the game of basketball is contagious and will help us to grow the program. Our student-athletes and community are fortunate to have him as our next head coach.”
Located in Manchester, NH, The Derryfield School is a private day school for grades 6-12. Students benefit from a challenging academic program, fine and performing arts, competitive athletics, and a wide selection of extracurricular activities.