Wakefield, MA–Former Wakefield Football player and assistant coach, Mike Martello, is set to retire on March 18, 2011. Martello, who was elected to the Wakefield High School Athletic Hall of Fame in 1997, has served the Town of Wakefield for the past 35 years.
Martello, who was a three sport star at WHS (Football, Basketball, Baseball), was a Social Studies teacher at the high school for seven years while also coaching football and baseball. He then served as the town’s Tax Collector for 15 years. For the past 12 years, Martello has worked for the Department of Public Works as it’s Business Manager.
During Martello’s playing days, he had the distinct honor to play for legendary coach Bill Tighe as a sophomore. That season was Tighe’s final season as head coach at Wakefield. As a junior and senior, Mike played for Wilbur “Whip” Halliday. Martello scored 24 points in 1964 and 42 points in 1965. He was Captain of the 1965 team that finished 7-2 and came in second place in the Middlesex League.
The Warrior Club would like to wish Mike and his family the best in the coming years as he enjoys retired life.