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Boston English basketball coach Barry Robinson calls it quits after 20 years

Posted by Justin Rice  February 27, 2013 05:10 PM

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After 20 years coaching the Boston English High boys’ basketball team, Barry Robinson is handing over the program to his assistant, Joe Chatman.

Robinson, whose team lost to Milton in the first round of the state tournament on Tuesday, will remain the school’s athletic coordinator.

Robinson won three city championships, including back-to-back titles in 1999 and 2000. The 2000 team featured three Division 1 players (Raheim Lamb, Rasheed Quadri, and Raymond Noiles) and won the Eastern Mass. title.

“I wanted to make it an even 20,” Robinson said. “I told myself I wasn’t going to give up this job until I found someone I can hand the reins over to and feel comfortable, and Joe Chatman reminded me of a young Barry Robinson.”

Justin A. Rice covers Boston Public school athletics. He can be reached at jrice.globe@gmail.com. Follow him on Twitter @GlobeJustinRice or @BPSspts.

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