Unfortunately due to a miscommunication and a misunderstanding of an MIAA rule Brian Rudolph will not be coaching New Bedford High School Basketball this year.
It's an absolute shame that an honest mistake from a first time offender has resulted in a year suspension. Especially when the "mistake" involves using a Basketball to IMPROVE the skills of student athletes while keeping them off the STREETS and wasn't done in SECRECY. Brian started as a Volunteer coach for NBHS from 2012-2014, served as the JV coach from 2015-2016 and this past season he finally got an opportunity as Head Coach. The 2017-2018 Basketball Season was some of the best times of his life. His goal was to CHANGE THE CULTURE and that's what he did. His team turned a 4-16 team to a 16-6 State tournament team.
They brought students who had left New Bedford High School back. They brought alumni back. They brought the press back. They brought a positive energy to the city through BASKETBALL. However the biggest success and memory of Brian's 1st season wasn't on the basketball court. It was watching all 9 of his seniors mature from young teens to young men and graduate from high school. 8 of these seniors are now in college. For him that is more gratifying than any win!
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