One of New England’s most influential prep baseball coaches, Rick Foresteire, will return to the coaching ranks this spring — only this time as a head coach in the MIAA.
Foresteire, who spent 25 years at the prep level with Buckingham Browne & Nichols and Thayer Academy, has accepted the head coaching position at Duxbury High. He will replace Brendan Josselyn, who resigned from Duxbury after his seventh season as coach. Duxbury went 15-8 under Josselyn last spring, falling to North Attleborough in the Round of 32 of the MIAA D2 Tournament.
Foresteire’s coaching resume is as impressive as any coach in the New England region. His combined record at BB&N and Thayer was 386-137-4, and he led teams to five Independent School League championships. He was inducted into the Massachusetts State Baseball Coaches Hall of Fame in 2019. Foresteire left Thayer after the 2022 season to make time to follow his son Richard’s baseball career at Endicott.
“This was a unique opportunity; I was missing it,” Foresteire said. “I wanted to get out of the administrative role (as the Thayer athletic director), and I went into real estate. One of our offices is in Duxbury. I looked into it, and the public schools don’t play games on the weekends. That was a factor in getting out of coaching so I could see my son play at Endicott. Now, the weekend schedule will be more flexible with less travel to games.”