Boys Basketball Head Coach Named

Athletic Director Mark Santos (left) congratulates new boys basketball head coach Rich Dalrymple (right).

St. John Paul II High School named Rich Dalrymple as the Lions’ Head Boys Basketball Coach, effective immediately. Dalrymple succeeds David Harrison, whose four-year, 55-19 record with the Lions included four consecutive MIAA Tournament berths and two Cape & Islands League championships.

“Coach Dalrymple is an experienced, high-quality coach who we are excited to bring to JPII. When he coached at CCA, we saw his dedication to building a tough, first-class program. His values and ours are a great fit,” said Mark Santos, JPII Athletic Director.

Dalrymple previously served as Head Coach at Sturgis, Cape Cod Academy, and Dennis-Yarmouth, where his teams earned six MIAA Tournament appearances and four league titles.

“I am excited to take charge of the JPII program, and I believe we have a solid core of high-character student-athletes. Having competed against the Lions in the past, I have always respected the team’s work ethic and character.” Dalrymple said.

“Coach Dalrymple brings strong character and leadership, proven coaching experience, and the desire to make our student-athletes better persons. These are the qualities that will lead our young men,” stated Chris Keavy, Head of School.