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BC High names Brillo new head football coach

Jonathan Brillo Photo courtesy/Boston College High School

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DORCHESTER -- Boston College High School athletic director, Jon Bartlett, announced May 30 that Jonathan Brillo would take over the reigns as the head football coach for the school beginning on July 1. Bartlett stepped down as head football coach on April 12 to focus on his role as athletic director of the all-boys, Jesuit, Catholic school. Bartlett will continue to oversee the 19 varsity sports and hundreds of athletes in grades 7-12.

Brillo has been a part of the BC High football program for many years, serving as an assistant coach on the 2008 and 2011 championship football teams.

"We are extremely happy that Coach Brillo is our next head coach. For the past 10 years on the BC High Staff, Coach Brillo has coached multiple positions and has coordinated both sides of the ball. He has without a doubt been one of our hardest working coaches, with the hours and preparation he puts in on the field and off. This work ethic and his ability to relate to our student-athletes will make him a successful head coach," said Bartlett.

In addition to his commitment to football, Brillo has been an instrumental part of the indoor and spring track teams, assisting in the 2009 indoor track championship team.

Brillo is a graduate of BC High Class of 1999 where he played football and participated in track.

"I am confident that Jonathan Brillo will be a strong leader for the football program. I know he will continue to mentor and challenge our student-athletes to be their best selves in the classroom and on the field," said school president Grace Cotter Regan.

Brillo takes over a program that has seen great success under the leadership of Jon Bartlett. Each year, a number of student-athletes go on to play at the collegiate level. Brillo will seek to continue that record of achievement.

"I am truly honored and excited to be named head football coach of the Boston College High School Eagles. I want to thank President Regan, Principal Hughes, Athletic Director Jon Bartlett and those who sat on the search committee for this incredible opportunity. I am eager to get to work and will strive to build on the current success of the program, and uphold the wonderful tradition that is BC High Football," he said.

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