Ed Mantie has been named the next Head Football Coach at Boston College High School. Mantie, currently the Head Coach of the Framingham High School Flyers, has a long history in New England football.
As an award-winning high school quarterback, place-kicker, and safety, Mantie led his Danbury, Connecticut team to an FCIAC championship in 1990. After graduation, he was awarded a full scholarship to Boston University for football, where he was a four-year letterman and 1995 Harry Agganis Award recipient. A team co-captain, Mantie was originally recruited as a quarterback but went on to set a Terriers’ single-season record with 81 receptions. He was named Third Team AP All-American, First Team All-Yankee Conference and Second Team All-ECAC Division IAA.
Upon graduating from Boston University, Mantie worked as the strength and conditioning coach for the University of Massachusetts Lowell Division I hockey team for ten years. In 2006, he began teaching and coaching football before being named Head Coach of Westwood High in 2011 and Framingham in 2017. In his six years as head coach at Westwood, Coach Mantie won three League Titles and was twice named TVL Coach of the Year. At Framingham, he resurrected a program in just four years, winning the Bay State Title in his second year in 2018.
Of the opportunity to coach at BC High, Mantie said, “I am extremely excited, honored, and humbled to have been selected. I relish the opportunity to become part of the BC High brotherhood and develop and cultivate meaningful relationships with the program’s young men, past and present. I will strive with passion, enthusiasm, and hard work as together, we take this football program to new heights.”
Athletic Director Jon Bartlett ’87 said, “This is a great hire for BC High. Coach Mantie’s football resume speaks for itself. The candidate pool was talented, but we feel certain Ed is the best choice to lead us to success on the gridiron, while maintaining our commitment to formation through athletics.”
President Grace Cotter Regan P’12 echoed Bartlett’s words, saying, “The opportunity to recruit a coach like Ed, whose proven technical skills will bring the program to a new level, is rare. Our program has a long and storied legacy that we know he will uphold. More importantly, his belief in our mission was important to school leadership.”
Focusing on that last component, student formation, Principal Adam Lewis said, “We are delighted that Coach Mantie will be joining our community. It is obvious, from the conversations we have shared, that there is a clear alignment of values between Coach Mantie and our BC High mission. Based on this I am certain that he will make a significant contribution to the formation of our students.”