The Central Catholic High School administration is excited to announce that Ms. Casey Grange ’03 will serve as the new Assistant Director of Athletics for Central Catholic, effective July 19, 2021.
As a coach, Ms. Grange served as Central Catholic’s Head Coach of Girls Varsity Basketball and Girls Varsity Soccer – a program she led to two Division 1 State Titles. She was also named Coach of the Decade by the Boston Herald as part of their All-Decade Girls Soccer Team.
In her new role as Assistant Director of Athletics, Ms. Grange will work with Mr. Zachary Blaszak, newly named Director of Athletics and Activities, in support of Central Catholic’s student-athletes.
“I’m extremely grateful for the opportunity to work alongside Mr. Blaszak in the Athletics Office at Central Catholic,” said Ms. Grange. “He and Ernie DiFiore (former Athletic Director), who has been a mentor of mine since I was a student at Central, have created an admirable foundation, and my hope is to continue that work. Central Catholic has molded me as a person and as a leader, and I view this as an opportunity to give back to the school I love.”
Casey is a celebrated, long-time member of the Central Catholic community having graduated from CCHS in 2003 as a successful multi-sport athlete (soccer/basketball/outdoor track/softball), who was later inducted into the Central Catholic's Athletic Hall of Fame (2012).
"Ms. Grange is a perfect example of what it means to be a Central Catholic Raider,” said Mr. Zach Blaszak, Director of Athletics and Activities. “She is an alumna with an impressive Hall of Fame career as a student-athlete, and she is a decorated coach from her success on the soccer pitch and basketball court, but it is her work outside of the game that is equally impressive. She strives to promote her student-athletes while creating leaders and positive role models. Her commitment to Central Catholic, the students, and community is unmatched, and she will be an unbelievable asset to the entire athletics program."
Although Ms. Grange will step down as Girls Varsity Soccer Coach in order to fulfill her new duties as Assistant Director of Athletics, she will continue to lead the Varsity Girls Basketball Team while serving in her new role.
“It’s been an honor to have led the soccer program for the past 11 years,” said Ms. Grange. “My assistant coaches have become family to me and I cannot thank them enough for their dedication in guiding our student-athletes. The players have provided me with countless memories that I will cherish forever. I have learned from all of them. The championships provided unforgettable moments, but I’m most proud of seeing all of my players graduate from Central and become strong, powerful women. Being a small part of their journey has been the most rewarding part of coaching.”
After graduating from Central Catholic, Ms. Grange earned a Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems with a minor in Psychology from Bryant University (RI) and a Master’s Degree in Education from Fresno Pacific University (CA). Most recently, she worked as a Physical Education teacher at the Guilmette Elementary School (Lawrence, MA).
Congratulations, Ms. Grange, and good luck as you take on your new role!
Raider Athletics represents a proud tradition of teamwork and excellence that enriches the Central Catholic experience for both participants and spectators.
We offer 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).
Our student-athletes bring home State, Sectional, and Conference Championships on a regular basis while representing the school community with pride.