Thursday, May 16, 2013
The coach, who lead his team to the postseason in all eight of his seasons, cited conflict with his duties as a firefighter as the resign for stepping down.
Wilmington High School girls basketball head coach Jay Keane confirmed on Thursday that he stepped down from his position after eight consistently victorious seasons with the Lady Wildcats. Keane is currently a captain for the Somerville Fire Department, and is likely to be promoted in the next several weeks to district chief. Keane said it would be nearly impossible to find the time to fill both roles simultaneously. As a result, Keane told Athletics Director Ed Harrison of his decision late last week before meeting with a group of his players who are eligible to return next season. “There’s never an easy way to say it. It was really hard for me,” said Keane. “I genuinely care about these kids and I always want to be there for them. They …
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Wilmington High School girls basketball coach Jay Keane said the team's mindset is instilled from the freshman team all the way up through varsity.
The Wilmington High School girls basketball team is a perennial threat to make a postseason run. And the man on the sidelines has plenty to do with that. Wildcats head coach Jay Keane has been with the team for eight years now, instilling what he calls the ability for players to "learn how to win" from the time they join the program to the time they're at the varsity level. During the current season, Keane helped the team overcome a 2-6 start to the year to grab a No. 4 seed in the postseason and a first round home game against Chelsea. Are you a big fan of the Wildcats? You'll also want to see:
Monday, December 10, 2012
The Wilmington girls basketball team tips off its regular season on Friday at home against Woburn.
Many of the faces on this year’s girls basketball team are familiar. Head coach Jay Keane hopes the results follow suit. Eight players return from last year’s team that made a deep postseason run. Despite the loss of Middlesex League MVP Emily Cranell to graduation, the Wildcats have high expectations entering the current campaign. “We have a good core of experienced players,” said Keane. “It’s important to know how to win. We’ve proven with our freshmen and JV teams who are historically having winning seasons that we’re capable of doing that. The more they win, the more it becomes an expectation. That’s the kind of program we’ve built.” Senior captains Michelle Woods and Alex Derian lead the charge of veteran Wildcats. Rounding out the …
Friday, July 1, 2011
Wilmington High School girls basketball team holds annual basketball camp.
Wilmington High School girls basketball head coach Jay Keane's charges reached the second round of the North Division 2 postseason this year. The key to Keane's squad maintaining that success for years to come was right in front of the coach's eyes this week as his team taught cagers of all ages at its basketball camp at Wilmington Middle School.