Dartmouth High gets new girls’ basketball coach
Dartmouth High School has a new girls’ basketball coach.
Brian Jalbert, a 2002 graduate of the school and longtime coach of the girls’ junior varsity team, was announced as the new head coach in a press release from the school this week.
“I’d like to thank Dartmouth High School for this opportunity, with all of the great candidates out there, I am humbled to be selected to lead this great group of student-athletes,” said Jalbert. “It means so much to me to be able to coach in my hometown.”
Jalbert first joined the team under Jeff Hoyle and continued his tenure under Scott Richards.
“I thank Jeff Hoyle for bringing me on staff 14 years ago and Scott Richards for hiring me as the JV coach nine years ago,” he said. “I was very fortunate to learn from those excellent coaches and I hope to match their success in the years to come.”
Outside of coaching, Jalbert is a seventh grade math teacher at Old Rochester Junior High and is married with two children.
He credited his wife for making it possible for him to pursue his passion of coaching basketball.
“My biggest thank you goes to my wife Alyssa… being the significant other of a high school basketball coach is challenging, especially those winter nights home alone taking care of two children,” he said. “I couldn’t do it without her.”
As the new coach, Jalbert said he is looking forward to building the program in the years to come.
“We have a great group of student-athletes returning this upcoming season,” he said. “Our goal will be to build a foundation, and continue to focus on building week after week and year after year.”
Dartmouth High Athletic Director Andrew Crisafulli said he was excited for Jalbert to lead the program, calling him a “student of the game” and extolling his work ethic and commitment to the student-athletes he coaches.
“Among Brian’s many strengths as a teacher-coach, fostering positive, respectful and trustworthy relationships with student-athletes is his gift,” he said.
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