Snapshot: Brighton, O'Brien get their rings

December, 31, 2013
12/31/13
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BOSTON -- Early this evening at Roxbury's Reggie Lewis Center, defending MIAA Division 2 state champ Brighton took down Springfield Central, 70-67.

After the Bengals won the state title last season, head coach Hugh Coleman dedicated the season to his lifelong mentor, Jack O'Brien, who first coached him at Charlestown High then brought him on as an assistant for three of his five state championship teams with the Townies. In a touching moment before the game, Coleman gave O'Brien, now the head coach at Central, a championship ring.

Courtesy of Brighton assistant Kurtis Grant, here are a few photos from the pre-game ceremony:

Brendan C. Hall

Reporter, ESPNBoston.com
Brendan C. Hall joined ESPNBoston.com as a high schools reporter/editor in May 2010, after four years covering high schools for The Boston Globe. The Westminster, Mass. native also served on the Globe's Bruins beat in 2009.

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