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New England Patriots Recognize Central Catholic's "Coach A" as “High School Coach of the Week”

New England Patriots Recognize Central Catholic's "Coach A" as “High School Coach of the Week”

Following an exhilarating win (23-20) on Friday, Nov. 2 over top-ranked football powerhouse Everett, Mr. Chuck Adamopoulos (more widely known as ‘Coach A’) is being deservedly honored as the New England Patriots High School Coach of the Week. Central Catholic’s win over Everett secured a place for the Raiders in the Division 1 North Final against St. John’s Prep at 1:00 PM on Saturday, Nov. 10 at St. John’s.

New England Patriots and Pro Football Hall of Fame linebacker Andre Tippett, now executive director of community affairs for the Patriots, traveled to the Central Catholic campus on Tuesday, Nov. 6 to present Mr. Adamopoulos with a certificate, as well as a $1,000 donation to the CCHS football program on behalf of the New England Patriots Foundation.

The award presentation will be featured on the weekly television program “Patriots All Access” which will air on Friday, Nov. 9 at 7 p.m. on WBZ-TV Channel 4. It will also be available for viewing on

“Receiving an award of this nature is a testament to the skills and dedication of my players and the assistant coaches and staff,” said Mr. Adamopoulos. “They deserve the recognition for all of their hard work.”

About Mr. Chuck Adamopoulos (Coach A)

Mr. Adamopoulos has been Central Catholic’s Head Varsity Football Coach for over 20 years, developing CCHS football into one of the most prominent programs in the state of Massachusetts. He has also been teaching at CCHS for 35 years - currently teaching business and technology - and has become one of the most beloved faculty members on campus.

Under his coaching leadership, the Raider football teams have won ten Merrimack Valley Conference championships. Mr. Adamopoulos is also credited with establishing a varsity wrestling program at CCHS in 1986 where he served as Head Coach for six years. He was also an assistant coach in football, baseball, indoor/outdoor track, as well as serving as Athletic Director for three years. His son Mr. Zachary Adamopoulos '09 teaches math at CCHS and also assists with the football teams, and his other three children are also CCHS graduates: Catherine (Adamopoulos) Osinski '07; Molly Adamopoulos '11; and Brian Adamopoulos '13. Mr. Adamopoulos is son of the legendary Peabody, Mass. football coach Arthur Adamopoulos. 

Congratulations to Coach A for receiving this prestigious honor and thank you for all that you do for both the athletic and academic programs at CCHS! Go Raiders!

Central Catholic High School
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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Mission: Central Catholic High School makes Jesus known and loved.
We educate the whole person for college and for life, with particular care for the least favored and those in need.

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.