Northwest Catholic Basketball Coach in Running for America’s Best High School Basketball Coach

Northwest Catholic Boys' Basketball Coach John Mirabello
Northwest Catholic Boys' Basketball Coach John Mirabello

Northwest Catholic Boys’ Basketball Coach John Mirabello has made it to the final round of USA Today’s America’s Best High School Basketball Coach contest. The contest started with 306 of the country's top high school coaches, and after two rounds of voting, 10 remain. Coach Mirabello won the state round, receiving the most votes of all the nominated Connecticut coaches. In the regional round, Mirabello finished second to Coach I.J. Pinkham of Boothbay, Maine, but received the highest number of votes among non-winners (over 119,000), earning him a wild card spot in the finals. That vote total was also third-highest in the country for the regional round.

The coach who receives the most votes in the final national round will be named champion and win $2,000 for his school. The final round begins at noon on Friday, January 31 and ends at 3 p.m. on Friday, February 7. As of noon on Tuesday, February 4, Coach Mirabello had received over 33,000 votes and was in 8th place. There is no limit to the number of times a person can vote. Visit http://contest.usatodayhss.com/vote/bball-coach-2014/final to vote.

Since 1961, Northwest Catholic’s mission has been to educate the whole person: mind, body, spirit, and soul. Enrollment for the Class of ’18 is now under way. For more information, contact Andrew Selig (860-236-4221, x140 or aselig@nwcath.org).

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