Bob Relihan joined Pingree in 2013. A seasoned coaching veteran having coached six years at Lynnfield High School. Relihan has also coached numerous successful boys and girls AAU & middle school basketball teams. He learned the game of basketball at Wakefield High School playing for the infamous Sonny Lane, and continued to compete at the collegiate level at Umass Lowell.
Coach Relihan has put an emphasis on teaching the fundamentals and instilling confidence in each player to perform at the best of their abilities. Hard work in practice pays off in games! Beyond achieving a winning season his goal is that every member of the team improves their basketball skills and views their season as a positive high school experience.
Coach Relihan is also active as a member of the community serving as a member of the Lynnfield Recreation Commission and on the Little League Board of Directors the past five years.
Assistant Coach: Allen Williamson
Allen Williamson class of '09 is proud to return to Pingree as an Athletics Intern and assistant basketball coach. Coach Williamson grew up in Saugus. He was an All-League soccer player for Pingree and a stand out basketball player. As a highschool basketball player, his team won three EIL Championships and a NEPSAC championship his senior year for which Coach Williamson was awarded tournament MVP. He was a two-time EIL MVP and two-time Boston Globe All-Scholastic player. He holds the Pingree all time scoring record with 2,096 pts.
Allen attended Amherst College where he played four years of basketball, won 2 NESCAC championships and a National Championship, for which he was honored as the tournament Most Outstanding Player. Williamson won the Eugene Wilson Award from the athletic department (awarded to the student-athlete who most embodies the spirit of Amherst athletics).
Coach Williamson signed to play professionally in Luxembourg and then in Kuwait. Since then, he has been training middle school and high school athletes on the North Shore. He has a passion for all sports and is excited to be getting into coaching more seriously.