Wednesday, February 20, 2013
As a player, assistant and now head coach, Wilmington's Joe Maiella has been a member of the Wildcats for decades.
Joe Maiella has only been the Wilmington boys basketball head coach for four years. But he's been a Wildcat for much longer. Maeilla, whose team suffered through a difficult campaign this year after recent success, played at Wilmington High School and was an assistant coach for 19 years before taking over the job of head coach. Are you a big fan of the Wildcats? You'll also want to see:
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Despite some big losses from last year's team, several returning players and some new faces hope to bring the Wildcats back to the playoffs after missing out in 2011-12.
Wilmington boys basketball head coach Joe Maiella is looking forward to a team with hardhat mentality. But he’s not a fan of construction comparisons when it comes to this year’s squad. “We don’t use the word rebuilding,” said Maiella, whose team lost a significant number of contributors to graduation last year. “To me, that’s an excuse for coaches to use. We want to compete in every single game, and we want to make the state tournament.” This year’s Wildcats will have a different look from previous teams. Rather than shooting the lights out from the perimeter, Maiella’s charges are more likely to grind down opponents with a strong inside game. James Wilkinson, Colin Doherty and Tommy Letellier are this year’s captains, leading the charge …
Sunday, December 18, 2011
Wilmington falls 59-44 on Friday night.
The Woburn boys basketball team provided Wilmington a rude welcome to the Middlesex League on Friday night as the teams opened the season. Head coach Joe Maiella’s charges fell at home, 59-44, to the Tanners in their first game since moving out of Cape Ann League play. Vinny Scifo, who is expected to climb past 1,000 points for his career this season, led the way with 24 points for Wilmington, but the Wildcats struggled to find additional offense throughout the game. James Wilkinson was the team’s next best scorer with 11 points. “We’re just having trouble scoring right now as a team. We're just not hitting jump shots that we usually get,” said Maiella. “We have to get more than 44 points, and we’re going to have to play better defensively…