If you’re ever looking for the perfect role model, look no further than Brien McMahon’s Matthew Josephs.
Most seniors in high school are quite lazy and try to avoid doing work at all costs, not Matt. As the fundraising coordinator of Brien McMahon Best Buddies, as well as the manager of the varsity basketball team, Matt is quite a busy young man.
“I was interested in being part of the basketball team, but I was better off as a manager than a player.” Said Josephs, who got involved with the team as a sophomore.
Mr. Dustin, the head coach of the team, is positive that despite the fact that Matt isn’t on the court during games, he is just as important to the team as any player.
“He [Matt] loves being around the team, he’s here every practice.” Dustin went on to add that Matt even makes his job as coach easier, “He takes care of all the dirty work for me.”
Some of that “dirty work” includes making sure the team has water, lowering the hoops in the gym before practice, and setting up the clock.
The basketball team is off to an outstanding 5-0 start this season, already surpassing the number of wins they had last season, but Matt isn’t going to settle for good.
“We want to win the FCIAC and State Championship.” He said when asked about the team’s potential.
Matt has quite a few responsibilities to take care of yet he always seems to stay on top of things. In fact, he is one the school’s best students. Some of the senior’s favorite classes are Algebra 2, Microsoft Office Applications, and Meteorology.
Mr. Benincaso, his Microsoft Office Applications teacher, notes that Matt “is a handworker, passionate, has a big heart, and the will to succeed.”
Another reason Matt stands out? He is by far the biggest New York Mets fan in the school. On most days he can be spotted in one of his many Mets t-shirts, so it was only fitting that he finished the interview with a proud, “GO METS!”