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Coach A’s Key to the Super Bowl

Coach A’s Key to the Super Bowl

We asked longtime CCHS teacher and football coach Mr. Charles Adamopoulos for his key to this year’s Super Bowl featuring the New England Patriots and the Los Angeles Rams on Feb. 3. 

Coach A’s take on Super Bowl LIII

"The key to the Patriots on offense will be how their offensive line stands up against the defensive front of the Rams. If the Patriots struggle running the ball it could lead to problems. On defense, the Patriots have to be able to stop the Rams' running game. The big problem for the Patriots in last year’s Super Bowl loss wasn't not playing Malcom Butler (most overrated player in Patriot history), but their inability in stopping the Eagles running game. Go, Pats!"

Coach Charles Adamopoulos has been to a few Super Bowls of his own - high school Super Bowls, that is. Central Catholic’s Head Varsity Football Coach for over 20 years and a teacher at Central for 35, Coach A has led the Raider Football Team to many successful seasons and three State Championships (1997, 1998, and 2013).

Raider Nation, Are You Going to the Super Bowl?

Let us know if you’ll be there! Email

We’re also looking for photos from Raider Nation at the Super Bowl – ideally wearing or holding something that represents Central Catholic! Email

Additional NFL Connections to Raider Nation

  • Mr. John “Jack” Reader '43 (1925-2008) worked for the National Football League (NFL) for almost 50 years. He started his career as a professional on-field official for both the American and National Football Leagues for more than 15 seasons and was an officiant for Super Bowls I and III. John then became Supervisor of Officials at the NFL’s headquarters in New York City – a position he held for decades – focusing on the development of instant replay and other broadcast technologies, implementing rules, scouting and ensuring the diversity of NFL officials. May perpetual light shine upon him.
  • Mr. Matthew Duhamel '02 spent the 2006 season with the New England Patriots, working with the team during the off-season of 2005 and 2010 as an athletic training intern and physical therapy clinical student. Matthew then moved on to serve three seasons as the Assistant Athletic Trainer/Physical Therapist for the Minnesota Vikings (NFL). He has since been named as the Director of Athletic Therapy for the Minnesota Timberwolves in the NBA.


Go, Patriots! Raider Nation is behind you!

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A College Preparatory High School of Excellence in the Marist Tradition
Founded by the Marist Brothers in the heart of Lawrence, Massachusetts in 1935, Central Catholic High School enrolls 1,300 students from over 60 cities and towns. Students come from diverse backgrounds to form a caring community of faith, learning, and service. They advance to college in overwhelming numbers (nearly 100%) and move on to successful careers and positions of leadership in government, business, industry, academia, and professions.

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Raider Athletics

Raider Athletics represents a proud tradition of excellence that enriches the Central Catholic experience for both participants and spectators.

Our student-athletes bring home State, Sectional, and Conference Championships on a regular basis while representing the school community with pride.

Central Catholic offers twenty-seven (27) Varsity sports in competitions governed by the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association (MIAA) and the Merrimack Valley Conference (MVC) as well as two (2) seasons of Cheerleading under the Massachusetts Secondary School Administrators' Association (MSSAA).

More than half of our student body, approximately 800 students, compete on at least one of these teams, an experience that fosters teamwork, dedication, sportsmanship, and the pursuit of excellence, lessons that carry over into all aspects of life.