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Coach A Wins 200th Game


Coach A Wins 200th Game

Congratulations to Mr. Charles Adamopoulos, a beloved CCHS faculty member (39 years) and Head Coach of Raider Football (26 years), on his 200th win, defeating Haverhill High School 42-21.

With an overall record of 200-78 over 26 years, including three state championships (1997, 1998, 2013), Coach A's teams have an exceptional winning percentage of 72%.

He is just the 57th football coach in Massachusetts history to reach 200 career wins.

Media Coverage

The Boston Globe: Central Catholic takes care of business, presents coach Chuck Adamopoulos with his 200th career victory

The Boston Herald: Sweet 16: Adamopoulos reaches milestone

The Eagle-Tribune: Central's Adamopoulos posts 200th win; Raiders crush Haverhill 

From The Eagle-Tribune:

"I love this stadium (Lawrence Veterans Memorial Stadium), the big house as we call it, it’s neat to get the 200th win here," said Adamopoulos. "It’s a number, I don’t think it defines whether you are successful or not because there’s great coaches that have only won 80 games, but it’s neat to do it."

From The Boston Herald

"As I tell everyone, this is a program achievement. I tell all my coaches and former players that they are a big part of this. It was nice hearing from a lot of them."

Adamopoulos said many of his ways come from his father, Arthur Adamopoulos. A coaching icon in Peabody where he won 129 games in 20 years (1961-1981), Adamopoulos was a no-nonsense type who wasn’t interested in personal glory, preferring to see the credit given to his players.

"I think if my dad were alive and you asked him about me winning 200 games, he’d probably said something like 'big deal' or 'goody goody gumdrops'," Adamopoulos said with a laugh. "I remember when he was selected for the Hall of Fame, he was in Florida and didn’t want come to back for it. People were telling me you have to get your father to come because he wasn’t coming. We finally were able to get him to come.

"My father’s big thing was discipline. He always said kids responded to discipline if you were consistent with it. That’s something I’ve always tried to do throughout my coaching career."

After the big win, Coach A was recognized with a plaque for his incredible 200 victories and was celebrated by excited game-goers including his family, CCHS colleagues and his current and past loyal players. 

Coach A with family

He also established a Raider legacy with daughter Catherine (Adamopoulos '07) Osinski, son Zachary Adamapoulous '09 (Central Catholic Faculty Member), daughter Molly Adamopoulos '11, and son Brian Adamopoulos '13.

Congratulations, Coach Adamopoulos, on this wonderful achievement! Thank you for everything you have done for the Central Catholic Family.

Mr. Charles Adamopoulos at Commencement

 

About Raider Athletics

Player with arms raised at Gillette Stadium

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

We offer 30 Varsity Sports in competitions governed by the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association (MIAA), the Merrimack Valley Conference (MVC), and the Massachusetts Secondary School Administrators' Association (MSSAA).

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

A member of the ski team skiing


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 1,200 students from over 60 cities and towns and several countries. 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.

Central Catholic High School is fully accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.

For more information, please visit www.CentralCatholic.net, call 978-682-0260, or email website@centralcatholic.net.

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