Sean Bertoni’s career at Franklin High School began with a love for both football and hockey. He grew up playing both sports in his youth. Sean entered high school in grade nine to find the Panthers continuing as one of the Hockomock League’s football powers, but their once might hockey program had fallen on hard times. Sean played both sports and in hockey found himself serving as the back-up goaltender. A losing hockey season provided him with the opportunity to start in goal. Soon, Sean became the backbone to the rebirth of success in the Franklin High School hockey program.
During the football season of Sean’s junior year, he sustained a very serious knee injury that required major surgery. This brought his football career to a close. As a result of the surgery, Sean would miss the first fifteen games of the hockey season in his junior year. Yet, he returned in time to lead the Panthers to a 2-1 victory over league power, Canton, and into the state tournament. Sean was given the award for the most dedication to his sport and was also named playoff MVP and overall Team MVP for his senior year.
Sean committed to play his college hockey at the University of Massachusetts Boston, where he was named Team Captain in his junior year. Bertoni transferred to, due to academic programming, and graduated from Suffolk University. Coach Bertoni has spent the past ten years in education. Sean has a Master’s Degree in Education and Applied Behavior Analysis.
Sean entered the coaching profession in 2011. In 2014, Bertoni accepted the assistant hockey coaching position at Oliver Ames High School in Easton, Mass. He served in that position for two seasons and was named the head coach in 2016. The OA program had three consecutive winning seasons under Coach Bertoni and were contenders in each of those three seasons in the state tournament. Coach Bertoni was named Hockomock League Coach of the Year in 2017 for his efforts and the great performance of the Oliver Ames team.
The Bertoni-coached teams are known for their workman-like manner, the energy that they put forth, and the detail with which they play. Sean has a great sensitivity and caring for the students that he works with daily within the Medway schools special education program.
Coach Bertoni resides in Medway, MA with his two daughters.
Email Coach Bertoni at: email@example.com