FamilyMarried to Nicole Fichera 2004
Emma Grace (2006)
Patrick John (P. J.)
All three children are active in a verity of sports
A 1979 graduate of North Attleboro High School , where he was a National Honor Society student. He lettered in four sports, football (4 years), basketball (4 years ), baseball ( 3 years ), track (1 year ). In football, he finished his high school career with 132 receptions for 2,346 yards and 22 touchdowns(All school records). He was all-state three years, and was chosen to the National Football Foundation as one of 10 student-athletes in Massachusetts. In track he was the leading point scorer his senior year.
Playing for North Attleboro High School
Started as a freshman, played every game for four years. (44)
Playing for The College of the Holy Cross
Finished his career as the second leading receiver in the history of HC
(113 receptions, 1429 yards).
Holy Cross nominated him for a Rhodes scholarship.
National Football Foundation;
One of top 10 student athletes playing Division One football
(Award was held at the Waldorf-Astoria with President Ford and Nixon in attendance along with Bob Hope and every major college coach and numerous other dignitaries)
Mike with President Ford. (left) Mike with Keith Jackson and Merlin Olsen. (right)
This story from the Holy Cross program Coach Redding's senior year.
After receiving his masters degree in education from Brown University he took the job of teaching social studies and coaching the
Mansfield High School football team. In 1998-99 he started coaching the Mansfield girls varsity basketball team.(1998-2019 (21)301-188)
In 1991 and 1992 during summer break he participated in a National Endowment for the Humanities project that had as its goal the rewriting of Soviet and U.S. history. With 15 history teachers from across the U.S., and 15 Soviet teachers they worked at Harvard University for four weeks in June the first summer, than spent four weeks in the former U.S.S.R the following summer.
In 1994 he studied Irish history at the University of Dublin, in Ireland. In addition he has traveled to Greece, Mexico, Hawaii, the Caribbean, Spain, and a two week tour of Europe(England, Holland, Germany, Switzerland, France, and Italy)
For recreation he is a long distance runner, having run the Boston Marathon for 20 years, usually averaging about 4 hours. His 2001 time was 3hr 23min.
In 2020 he retired from teaching and coaching the girls basketball team. He then took over the athletic directors position.
Coaching record;Football record: 33 Years 269 wins 84 losses 4 ties, 1988-2020
Girls Basketball record: 21 years, 301 wins, 188 losses, 489 total games, 1998-2019
Boston Globe & Herald "Coach of the Year" in football and basketball on several occasions.
Between football and basketball his teams have played at TD Boston Garden, Gillett Stadium, Fenway Park and Syracuse Carrier Dome.
They have played in up-state NY, Maryland, Connecticut and Ohio.
MHFCAIn 2019 Mike was inducted into the Massachusetts High School Football Coaches Hall of Fame.
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