Leaving post after two years, three seasons, 20-3 record and two Greater Boston League crowns
After three seasons and a pair of league championships, Everett High School Varsity Football Head Coach Rob DiLoreto announced his decision to resign his post on Wednesday morning. DiLoreto said in a statement released Wednesday, “A series of circumstances over the past few months have led me to conclude that I cannot continue as the head football coach at Everett right now.” The 1986 Everett High School graduate, who starred in football and baseball for the Crimson Tide in the mid-1980s, did not specify the circumstances referred to in the statement.
In the past three seasons after he came back to his alma mater as Head Coach, DiLoreto led the Crimson Tide to a 20-3 record, including two consecutive Greater Boston League Championships in 2021 and 2022. DiLoreto also coached in the pandemic-shortened 2020 season, a four-game stint postponed to the spring of 2021.
DiLoreto served as an assistant coach at Everett High in 2017 under former Tide icon coach John DiBiaso, during DiBiaso’s last season at the helm before he departed for Catholic Memorial. DiLoreto then served as offensive coordinator under former Tide Head Coach Theluxon Pierre in 2018. In 2019, DiLoreto coached at Arlington High School, for the second of two stints, where he also serves as Dean of Students.
DiLoreto has served as a head coach before, from 1994-1999 at the former Pope John XXIII High School, in Everett, winning a Super Bowl in 1998. That guaranteed a string of Super Bowl trophies in Everett as the Tide won the crown in 1997 and 1999. He left Pope John and took the football head coach position in the district where he worked, as head man for the Arlington Spy Ponders for five seasons, from 2000-2004. DiLoreto took a year off from coaching in 2005, but he returned to the sidelines at Austin Prep in Reading (2006) and Malden Catholic (2007).
DiLoreto’s longest and most successful coaching stint was at Reading High School, from 2008-2016, where he coached his sons., Robert Jr. and Corey. Corey was a star quarterback and All-Scholastic baseball player at Reading High and is now considered a professional prospect in his junior year at Northeastern University in Boston. As the offensive coordinator at Reading, he helped guide the Rockets to undefeated Division 2 championship seasons in 2009 and 2012 and Super Bowl appearances in 2010, 2015 and 2016.
“The words that come to my mind are honored, humbled, family, tradition and Everett pride,” DiLoreto said when he was hired in January 2021 in an online report. “To get an opportunity to serve as the head football coach in the city where I grew up and love so much is a dream come true.”
After just over two years on the job – two full and one abbreviated season – DiLoreto is now walking away. “I was truly honored and forever grateful to be able to live out my childhood dream of coaching for the high school that I attended in the city I grew up in and love so much,” DiLoreto said in his statement on Wednesday. “The Everett football family will always be in my heart.”