Mo Cassara, in only his fourth year at Worcester Academy, won the New England PrepSchool championships yesterday at Rhode Island College. Worcester beat a very talented Winchendon School, 91-84. It was the first title for Worcester since 1987.
“I feel great today,” Cassara said. “It’s been great what we have beenable to do over a short amount of time.”
“Carl and Dwight were magnificent,” Cassara said. “You win with great guards. They proved that. The made inside and outside shots. They played point when Steve Hailey (Boston College) got hurt.”
In the four years Cassara has been at Worcester, his teams have made deep runs in the NEPSAC event, making the finals three times. Cassara is considered one of high school’s best young coaches. Keep this column in your archives fans because someday we could see Cassara running a major college basketball program. He is well-organized, is a class act, keeps education high on his team’s priority list, knows the x’s and o’s, and is very successful at blending high major talent with role players.
So what about next year? “I haven’t even thought about it,” Cassara said. “But success helps us in that area. I am getting a lot of calls from people who would like to attend our school. We won’t sacrifice education though for more success on the court.”