Malden Catholic High School (MC) recently announced that Joseph Gaff has been hired as the Head Football Coach. Gaff brings an extensive football coaching background that includes 30 years of total coaching experience with 15 of those years in the position of Head Coach. He successfully served as Head Varsity Coach at MC from 2005 to 2008. Prior to Malden Catholic, Gaff served as both Defensive Coordinator and Head Coach at Boston College High School and helped lead the team to Super Bowl championships in 2008 and 2011. Before to his time in the Catholic Conference, Gaff had a successful run as Head Coach at Chelsea High School leading them to a Super Bowl. To complement his high school experience, Gaff also coached football on the college level at Tufts University.
“Coach Gaff’s strong ability to connect with others, demonstrated drive to succeed and skills for developing talent the right way made Joe really stand out during the search for a coach. As we went through the process, Gaff checked off all the boxes and he is a perfect fit for Malden Catholic,” said Malden Catholic Athletic Director William Raycraft.
“This is an exciting time for MC’s Football Program and there has been quite a buzz in the community regarding his hiring,” Raycraft added.
Gaff is a 32-year veteran of the Everett Police Department and currently holds the rank of sergeant.
“I am looking forward to honoring the successful tradition of Malden Catholic and continuing to build on the current football program,” said Gaff. “The pieces are in place for us to grow the program to the next level – where our students, staff and alumni expect to be. We will work hard to develop a physical football team that is dominant on both lines of scrimmage and has a dynamic balanced offense and an assertively stout defense.”
“Joe Gaff has not only proven himself an excellent football coach, but he has also shown both in his time at Malden Catholic in various coaching roles and through this hiring process, that he understands MC’s mission and deeply cares about our student-athletes,” said Malden Catholic Headmaster John Thornburg. “He is committed to their success both in the classroom as well as the field.”