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Tuesday, December 31, 2013
Snapshot: Brighton, O'Brien get their rings

By Brendan C. Hall

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:

Courtesy @Coach_Kurtis, here's a few shots from Brighton's pre-game championship ring ceremony

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Brighton coach Hugh Coleman gave a ring to his lifelong mentor, Central coach Jack O'Brien

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Coleman served as an assistant for 3 of O'Brien's five state champion teams at Charlestown

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