Mike Boyages


Head Coach/Offensive Coordinator/QB Coach



     Mike is a lifelong resident of Wakefield and a 1976 graduate of Wakefield High where he played football, basketball and baseball.  He was a member of the 1973 Middlesex League Football Champions as well as the 1974-75 and 1975-76 Middlesex Basketball Championship Teams. Mike attended Springfield College where he played basketball and golf and graduated in 1980 with a BS degree in Health and Physical Education.  In 1994 he received his Master Of Education degree in school administration from Salem State College.  He has since furthered his education and has acquired over 30 credits beyond his Masters Degree.


     Coach Boyages begins his 26th year of coaching football at Wakefield High and his 11th season as head coach.  At one point, as head freshman football coach, his teams went undefeated for a year and a half. In his first year as head varsity coach, his team won the Middlesex League Championship and became the first team in school history to go to the Super Bowl.  In just his third season, his team captured Wakefield's first Super Bowl Championship defeating Acton/Boxboro 13-7.  Mike attributes his football program's success as a direct result of having hard working players with great attitudes and a very dedicated and caring assistant coaching staff.  In his tenure as head coach, his teams have a very high winning percentage and he has become the coach with the most wins in Wakefield Football history.  Some of Coach Boyages' accolades include:  Middlesex League Coach of the Year, School Sports Coach of the Year, Daily Times Chronicle Fall Coach of the Year, Nike Massachusetts Division II Coach of the Year and Shriners All-Star Classic Head Coach.  Mr. Boyages is currently Director of Athletics and Student Activities after being a Physical Education teacher in the Wakefield School system for over 20 years.



Al Lisitano


Coaching Experience

1997-Now Wakefield High School;  1991 - 1996 W.H.S. Freshman Assistant;  Staff Member of the 1999 Super Bowl Championship Team


Playing Experience - 1991 Bentley College, B.S. Accountancy, 4 Yrs. football, LB;  1986 Wakefield High School, 4 Yrs Football, LB


Personal & Career - Al was recently married on New Year's Eve 2005 to his wife, Andrea, and is a life-long Wakefield resident.  He's the Vice-President of his family business, Lisitano Produce Inc.  Al has also been the Asst. Varsity Baseball coach at W.H.S. since 2001.


Tom Crusco

Coaching Experience – 1993-Now Wakefield High School; Staff member of the 1999 Super Bowl Championship Team

Playing Experience – 1976 Plymouth State College, Special Education Certified, 4 years football, Captain, RB, 1973 Wakefield High School, 4 years football, Captain, RB/LB, Member of the 1970 Wakefield High School undefeated Champion Football Team inducted into Wakefield Hall of Fame as part of that team. 

Personal and Career – Tom is life-long resident of Wakefield and an employee of The Town of Wakefield.  Father of three former Wakefield football players; Tom, Nick and past captain Mike.




Perry Verge


Coaching Experience -

1991-Now Wakefield High School: Staff member of the 1999 Super Bowl Championship Team; 1988-1990 Melrose High School; 1981-1989 Lexington High School. 


Playing Experience – 1975 Curry College, B.A. Education; 4 years Football, 4 years Hockey; 1971 Malden High School QB- DB; Member of the 1969 GBL Championship team under Coach Bill Tighe HOF. Inducted into Malden Hall of Fame with Tighe 2007.


Personal & Career – Perry is a third grade teacher at the Woodville School in Wakefield. Married to Ginger (Dyer) with three sons, Jude, Luke and Mark plus a grandson.



Rick Quattrocchi

Coaching Experience  2000 - Now Wakefield High School; 1994 - 1999 Saugus High School, LB, Ends & Special Teams.

 Playing Experience - 1978 Northeastern University, 2 Yrs. football; 1973 Wakefield High School, Captain, TE/DE, member 1970 Wakefield High School undefeated Champion Football Team inducted into Wakefield Hall of Fame as part of that team. 

 Personal & Career - Rick has been married for 25 years to The Wonderful Wendy and has two children, Michael & Maria.  He's a life long resident of Wakefield and is the owner of Michael-Maria's Landscaping Co.






Ruben Reinoso, a 1996 graduate of Peabody High School, was a running back and defensive back for three years on the Peabody Football Team plus a four year indoor and outdoor sprinter on the track team.  At Framingham State College he played wide receiver for one season before transferring to UMass Lowell where he resumed the role of a football running back and track sprinter.  In 2001, he graduated with a B.A. in Modern Languages with a minor in Psychology. That fall, Ruben began his coaching career as Wakefield Freshman Football Assistant Coach as well as a staff member of the 2001 Wakefield Varsity Super Bowl Finalist Team.  Coach Reinoso became the Head Freshman Coach in 2004 and began coaching at the JV and Varsity level in 2005.  Currently he is Special Teams Coordinator and assists with the offensive play call. Ruben is a teacher at the Marshall Middle School in Billerica, a track coach at Peabody High School and is pursuing a Masters degree in counseling. 


John Amentola graduated in 1979 from Chelsea High School where he was a four year player on the football team.  His involvement as a football coach started in the 1982 Pop Warner program in Chelsea before moving on to two stints as Offensive Coordinator for the Chelsea High School  sandwiched around a brief term at Pope John High.   In 2000, Coach Amentola became the Wakefield Pop Warner A-Team coach guiding 2 squads in 6 years to Middlesex League Championships. In 2005, Mr. Amentola became The Wakefield Freshman Football Coach, a position he held for 2 years before becoming a member of The Wakefield Varsity Staff.  Throughout the years, John has been very active as a coach in many other youth programs such as basketball and baseball with great success including guiding a team to finals of the elusive Little League Town Series.  Not to be overlooked is his role as a booster for many Wakefield organizations, both on a personal level and through his company, JMA Mortgage Company, with locations in Wakefield and Chelsea.





Gus Dettorre was a four year football player and 1977 graduate of Malden Catholic High School and continued his education at Suffolk University graduating in 1983 with a B.S. in Business Administration. Coach Dettorre has become a fixture within the realm of sports activities in Wakefield as administrator or coach in many of Wakefield's Youth Sports programs including Little League, Basketball, The Townies and more. In 2001 and 2002, he coached the Pop Warner C-Teams to Middlesex League Championships. He was a staff member on the 1999 Wakefield Warrior Varsity Superbowl Championship Team, and since 2003, as coach at the Varsity and JV levels. Mr. Dettorre is a long time booster of many Wakefield Programs either on a personal level or sponsored by his successfull restaurant, Dettorres Italian Deli & Bella Cucina.


Steve Cummings

2007-? Wakefield High School Freshman Football Head Coach.  Steve played 4 years of football at Marshfield High School as a tight end and outside linebacker.  In 1995 he was on the team which won the Division 3B Super Bowl Championship and earned the John C. Venable Memorial Scholarship his senior year.  Mr. Cummings continued his education at Framingham State College, again playing football for 4 years as a tight end and left tackle and was named captain his senior year.  In 2001, he became a Graduate Assistant Coach for the Framingham State Rams and graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Sociology with a minor in Communications. Steve has also coached in Canton as the JV head coach and as varsity assistant with receivers and linebackers, and in Sharon with similar duties.  Steve taught at the Brockton and Salem Schools and now teaches Math at Wakefield High School.


Sue Courchesne

Bridgewater State College’s 2003 alumni comments say of their 1985 graduate, Sue Courchesne continues her work of 16 years as Wakefield Memorial High School’s athletic trainer, where she thoroughly enjoys educating the school’s students in proper care of their bodies.’ Her ability to diagnose, treat and rehabilitate injuries is on the verge of being legendary.  Many parents and students have relayed their doctor’s comments that their sons or daughters injuries have been perfectly prepared for a physician’s treatment and thoroughly safeguarded to prevent further complication.  Many athletes feel the need to rush back into service of the team but ultimately they are aware Sue knows how long an injury takes to heal.  Sue works closely with the student by teaching the procedures needed to insure they are back on the team quicker with minimal threat of further injury.



Justin Berry

Coaching Experience – 2004 - Now Wakefield High School Freshman Coach.

Playing Experience – 2002 Wakefield High School, 4 years football, Middlesex League All-Star, Member 1999 Super Bowl Championship team, member 2001 Super Bowl finalist team.  Ranks high in Wakefield football history with one on the longest field goals.

Personal & CareerSalem State College graduate major in Health & Wellness; Member Salem State Indoor and Outdoor Track & Field Team.  Current substitute physical education teacher at Wakefield Memorial High School.

Matt Chase is a 1989 graduate of Wakefield High School where he was a four year player on the football team and Co-Captain his senior year in 1988.  At Curry College he ran from the fullback position achieving the honors of All-Conference his junior year and Co-Captain his senior year.  After graduating from Curry College in 1994 with a BS in Business, Mr. Chase went on to attend Salem State College where he received his Masters Degree in Psychology and School to Career Counseling.  Before his football tenure in Wakefield, Coach Chase had 6 years experience working with his former teammate, Head Coach Paul Funk, at the Dennis-Yarmouth High School.


Bunty Thakkar is a graduate of Wakefield High School, class of 2001.  He played free safety and tailback for three years on the football team.  At the University of New Hampshire he graduated with a degree in Performing Arts in 2005.  Since 2006 Coach Thakkar has been an Assistant Freshman Football Coach for the Wakefield High School.

Eric Fulgham is a graduate of Wakefield High School, class of 1999.  He played wide receiver and defensive back for four years and was a member of the 1996 Middlesex League Championship Team and the 1997 Super Bowl Finalist Team.  In 1998 he was voted Varsity Football Team Co-Captain, All-League Defensive Back, as well as named onto the prestigious Carole Classic Football Team. Mr Fulgham attended Brighton academy for one year, also playing football, before graduating in 2000. At the University of New Hampshire, Eric played 2 years of football before graduating with a B.A. in history. Since 2006 Coach Fulgham has been a member of the Wakefield High School Freshman Football staff.  Mr Fulgham is an Instructional Aide at The Hurd School, Seem Collaborative in Wakefield while working to receive a Master of Education in School Counseling from Cambridge College.


Mike Boyages Coaching History       

   MiddlesexLeague      Non-League      Post-Season          Overall        

          W       L      T       W      L       T      W       L      T       W      L       T  

1997    8       1       0       1       0       1       0       1       0       9       2       1       League Champs/Super Bowl Finalist 

1998    7       2       0       1       0       0       0       0       0       8       2       0       2nd Place      

1999    8       0       1       1       0       0       1       0       0      10*     0       1       League Champs/ Super Bowl Champs  

2000    7       1       1       1       0       0       0       0       0       8       1       1       2nd Place      

2001    8       1       0       1       0       0       1       1       0       9       2       0       League Champs/Super Bowl Finalist 

2002    7       2       0       0       2       0       0       0       0       7       4       0       3rd Place      

2003    4       5       0       1       1       0       0       0       0       5       6       0       6th Place

2004    6       3       0       0       1       0       0       0       0       6       4       0       4th Place  

2005    8       1       0       1       0       0       0       0       0       9       1       0       2nd Place 

2006    6       3       0       1       0       0       0       0       0       7       3       0       3rd Place

2007    3       5       0       0       3       0       0       0       0       3       8       0       7th Place

2008    7       1       0       1       0       0       0       0       0       8       1       0       2nd Place

2009    6       3       0       0       2       0       0       0       0       6       5       0       1st Place Small School Division



         85      28      2       9       9       1       2       2       0      95      39      3       * Tied school record for most wins   



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Al Thierault

Coaching Experience - 2006-2007 Wakefield High School,  1998 - 2000 Wakefield Pop Warner.

Playing Experience – Salem State College, B.A. History; Upper Iowa University, 2 years Football RB; 1975 Stoneham High School, 4 Yrs. Football

Personal & Career – This is Al’s first year as a Social Studies teacher at the Galvin Middle School in Wakefield. Along with his wife, Michelle, his son, Sean (former W.H.S. football player and coach) and daughter, Amy, he resides in Wakefield.

George Peterson

Coaching Experience – 2006-2007 Wakefield High School Freshman Football.

Playing Experience - 2005 University of New Hampshire, Football DE/LB, 4 years, 2004 Captain; 2004 First team All-American; 2004 First Team All-Atlantic Ten; 2004 Team MVP; 2003 & 2004 First Team All-New England; 2000 Mill River Union High School.

Personal & Career – George and his wife, Lauren, reside in Hudson, NH. He is a physical Education Teacher at the Dolbeare Elementary School in Wakefield.