Somerville native Chris Harvey, who served as an assistant coach at Tufts University and head coach at Lasell College, was named the 18th head coach of the SSC mens basketball program in July 2008.
Harvey, who directed the program to its 20th regular season conference title, its 16th league posteason crown and its 22nd NCAA tournament appearance last March, also fills the role of compliance coordinator for all of SSCs student athletes.
Harvey replaced Sean Doherty, who, after four seasons, departed in April 2008 to accept an assistant mens basketball coaching position at Quinnipiac University.
“Chris is well known in New England basketball circles after his tremendous success at Lasell College,” said SSC athletic director Tim Shea. “He is a proven recruiter and the perfect fit for our program.”
Caira joined the Vikings coaching staff in 2015, after two successful seasons at Stoneham High School as the Boys Head Basketball Coach. Caira, in just his first year as head coach of the Spartans, was able to lead his team to the Massachusetts Division 3 North Final, the schools first appearance in that game in 42 seasons. Prior to taking over the Spartans program in 2013, Caira spent two years as an assistant coach at Malden Catholic High School and another two seasons as an assistant at Wilmington High School.
Caira has worked dozens of camps in the New England area as a director, counselor, and guest lecturer including Kevin Ollie Basketball Camp at the University of Connecticut, Rising Star Basketball School, Merrimack College Basketball Camp, Stoneham Spartan Basketball School, All Net Basketball Camp in Burlington, MA, and the Wildcat Basketball Clinic in Wilmington, MA.
After a standout career at Wilmington High School, Caira went to play collegiately at Merrimack College in North Andover, MA where he graduated in 2010 with a B.A in English and Elementary Education. A lifelong Wilmington, MA native, Caira also teaches 6th grade ELA at Wilmington Middle School. Caira is an also an assistant coach for the Wilmington High School baseball team.
Antonio Anderson joins the Salem State staff have concluded a professional career which spans the NBA, NBDL, and numerous overseas teams. Antonio played Division 1 basketball under the legendary John Calipari at Memphis. Anderson was named a First Team Defensive All-American three times and the Conference USA Defensive Player of the Year in 2009. In those four years, Andersons teams were the Conference USA regular season and tournament champions every year as well as reaching the Final Four of the NCAA Tournament in 2008. Anderson compiled 137 wins throughout his career at Memphis which are the most in NCAA history in that time period.