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Basketball - Varsity Boys
2020 - 2021
Head Coach: Ed Meade
The Derryfield Boys' Varsity Basketball program was established, guided and groomed by NHIAA Hall of Fame coach Dennis Holland, who led the team for 31 years and won a state title in 1983. Since then, the program has had success with consistent appearances in the state tournament and reaching a number of Class S final fours and championship games. Numerous players have received All-State recognition from the New Hampshire Basketball Coaches Association and the program is proud to have a strong presence each season on the All-Academic team. The team is presently coached by Ed Meade, whose teams look to be high pressure on defenses with a quick pace on offense. The team’s recent success is a product of hard work put forth by motivated and skilled players. The program constantly strives to challenge its opponents and be competitive while maintaining a core of fair play and sportsmanship.
Coach 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.
Coach Meade lives and works in Manchester and is employed as a special education teacher at Easter Seals, Jolicoure 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.
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.