Rob McLaughlin had to wait a long time to get his chance to be a varsity head coach but he has definitely made the most of it. After serving as a varsity assistant and JV coach at Salem High for 17 years he took over for EJ Perry as boys basketball varsity head coach prior to the 2010-2011 season as Perry took a football coaching job in Massachusetts. And now McLaughlin has accomplished the are feat of winning Coach of the Year in each of his first two seasons at the helm.
The Blue Devils have been a top 5 team in D-I in each of McLaughlin's first two years, despite losing players like Alex LaRosa and Joe Gallant to graduation. He was presented with the COY award for the 2011-2012 season at Sunday's Granite Games event. Afterwards he spoke with the NH Notebook about his accomplishment. Check it out!