New Coaches Joining Mount in 2024-2025 School Year

Join us in welcoming Coach Joseph “Ladi” Odugbela as our head Boys Baskeball coach for next year’s 2024-2025 season! Ladi brings a wealth of basketball playing and coaching experience, having been an assistant coach at Coyle and Cassidy in Taunton MA from 2011-2018 followed by his successful turn as head coach at Rocky Hill Country Day School (2019-2023) in East Greenwich RI. While at the helm his teams won two SENE regular season Championships, one SENE Conference Tournament Championship, three NEPSAC Class D Semifinal appearances, and two NEPSAC Class D Championship appearances. Ladi also coached two SENE Players of the Year, one NEPSAC Class D Player of the year, and one RI Gatorade State Player of the Year.

“As Mount moves into NEPSAC, I believe that I can help position the basketball program to grow and develop year by year. I am hoping to continue to build upon the culture and foundation that has already been established before me,” said Ladi. ”In meeting with Athletic Director Ray Leveille, Principal Julie Beavais, and President Alan Tenreiro, I truly feel their passion and commitment to athletics at Mount St. Charles will make this new endeavor for me a truly successful one. Mount Up!”

Ladi has a great deal of experience with NEPSAC, having played for St. Andrew’s in Barrington, RI, graduating in 2006. While at St. Andrew’s he was part of the 2006 NEPSAC Class B Championship team under legendary Coach Mike Hart. Following graduation, he played at Division 1 North Platte CC, where he was also part of conference championship teams and named Nebraska JC Player of the Year. He still ranks in the top 20 among the school’s all-time leading scorers. He then went on to play at Regis University (Denver) and then graduated from Reinhardt University.

In his college career, Coach Ladi scored over 1,400 career points, grabbed more than 500 rebounds, and totaled over 300 assists. Ladi then went on to play professional basketball in the ABA in 2011 before suffering a career-ending injury.

Nick Woodruff joins Mount as the Head Coach for Boys Soccer in Fall 2024. Nick provides a unique experience for his trainees due to the wide variety of personal experience. He has grown up his entire life in Attleboro, MA. He started playing AYS soccer as early as 6 years old. He then followed that up by joining BAYS Travel program. Around the age of 10 he began to play Club soccer for various teams including Black Watch Premier, NEFC, and Scorpions SC where he won the U13 Massachusetts State Cup along with numerous local and regional tournaments. At 14 he was asked to join the New England Revolution Academy where he spent time from 2012 to 2017 totaling 118 games played.

As an academy standout it helped gain him national attention as a Top 150 recruit in the class of 2017 by CollegeSoccerNews.com. In the fall of 2017 he attended Michigan State University to join the Big Ten powerhouse. Spending 3 years there,  Nick played a total of 27 games even making it to an NCAA Final Four in 2018. After a season ending injury his Sophomore year he came back strong his Junior year as he started all but one game for the Spartans. In the following off-season after receiving a contract offer from the New England Revolution organization Nick decided to full-fill his lifelong dream to become a professional.

Longtime Mount St. Charles coach Henry Coleman will be taking on new challenges in the ‘24-’25 school year as Mount’s Associate Athletic Director.  Henry will help with site supervision, sport scheduling, coach mentoring, athletic website development, and increasing the school’s athletic department social media presence. Henry will work alongside MSC Athletic Director Ray Leveille as the school makes the transition to the New England Preparatory School Athletic Council League (NEPSAC).

“I am excited and grateful for this opportunity to be named associate athletic director,” Coleman said. “I am eager to help the school and the athletics program transition into NEPSAC. Working alongside Mount Director of Athletics Ray Leveille, I truly believe we will be a winning combination for everyone involved in this exciting venture, especially our coaches, student-athletes and families.”

Henry has been coaching for more than 22 years. In 2014, he joined Mount as head coach of the boys varsity basketball team and has since won a Division championship, been awarded the R.I. Basketball Coaches Association Coach of the Year twice, and coached many All-Division and All-League players. His teams have been awarded the R.I. Basketball Coaches Association Sportsmanship award on two occasions. During his time as boys basketball head coach he also served for twelve years on the R.I. Basketball Coaches Association Executive Board as secretary, vice president and president the last six years. In 2023 he was recognized by the Board 84 Officials Association with the Distinguished Service Award.

He has also been an assistant coach on the MSC varsity baseball team that won the 2019 Division II RI State Championship, and has been an assistant coach for the MSC varsity softball team that won the 2023 Division III RI State Championship. He also served on the R.I. Baseball Coaches Association for four years as secretary. Henry has also coached the MSC middle school club golf program.

In addition to his new role, Henry will continue to coach. For the ‘24-’25 season, he will be the lead assistant coach for the MSC girls Prep basketball team alongside Head Coach Ed Cunanan.

 

 

 

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