Boston High School: Mike Byrnes

Byrnes to Robert Morris

August, 10, 2010
Robert Morris University has hired former Winchendon School boys basketball head coach Mike Byrnes to its coaching staff.

Byrnes will serve as an assistant under Andrew Toole, the youngest Division I head coach at 29 years old. Byrnes graduated Canton High in 1984 and went on to play at UMass, graduating in 1990. His final two years overlapped with John Calipari's first two as head coach.

Brynes coached the last 14 seasons at Winchendon, where he sent numerous kids to Division 1 programs and two to the NBA -- former Celtic Bruno Sundov ('99) and current Sacramento King Francisco Garcia ('02). The Green Wave were a perennial power amongst the New England prep schools on his watch, capturing NEPSAC Class A titles in 1997 and 2004. Last season, they lost to Brewster Academy in the Class A final.

Winchendon hires Quinn

July, 23, 2010
Former St. Thomas More associate head coach Matt Quinn has been named the new boys basketball head coach at Winchendon School.

Quinn takes over for Mike Byrnes, who stepped down this summer after 14 seasons at the helm. Quinn is a 2004 graduate of Bucknell University, where he was a four-year letterwinner and captained the squad his senior year. He is also the son of St. Thomas More head coach Jere Quinn.