Jacque Rivera has been tabbed to replace Tony Bergeron as the new head coach of The Woodstock Academy prep boys basketball program.
Rivera, 31, coached at The MacDuffie School in Granby, Mass. the past five seasons, taking the team to the New England Prep School Athletic Council AA postseason tournament in three of those seasons.
“We’ve had some really good kids. We have guys heading off to UConn (James Bouknight from the 2018-19 team), Ismael (Massoud) is going to Wake Forest. Omari Spellman (now with the Atlanta Hawks) played for me,” Rivera said in a statement put out by Woodstock Academy. “I don’t keep track of my personal record, I care more about the success of my players.”
Bergeron left Woodstock to become an assistant coach at UMass. Nick DeFeo, who coached the Woodstock Blue Team, left to become head coach of Notre Dame-West Haven’s new prep program, which will start in the fall.
Bergeron guided the Centaurs to a 73-7 record in their first two seasons as a prep program, winning the Power 5 Conference title in both years and earning two invitations to the National Prep Championship tournament at Connecticut College.