9, 10, 11, 12
9, 10, 11, 12
Class of 1997
A three-sport DCL All-Star and lacrosse All-American, Daryl DiMare was
also a three-sport captain and was named the CCHS Athlete of the Year in
his graduating class before playing two sports at Springfield College.
The son of legendary CCHS teacher and football, girl's basketball and baseball
coach Dick DiMare, Daryl was preceded at CCHS by athletic sisters Darah and
Janel DiMare, both of whom played basketball for their father. He grew up in
Medford before moving to Concord before he entered high school in 1993. A true son of a coach, Daryl grew up playing youth sports and was a fixture at CCHS games for years, tagging along to his Dad's games and practices from an early age.
After attending Sanborn, DiMare's arrival at CCHS coincided with the beginning of the Dick Kerr era in football, and DiMare was an integral part of teams that re-established the CCHS program as a perennial factor in the DCL race. A two-way starter for three years, DiMare split time on offense between QB, RB and WR, scored four touchdowns in a game his senior year and was the team leader in all-purpose yards. Defensively, he was a ball-hawking safety who was often called upon to shut down the opponent's best receiver, and was also a huge factor on special teams as well. A two-time DCL All-Star, DiMare was also picked to play in the prestigious Shriner's All-Star game following his senior year.
Winter found DiMare on the Hayes Gymnasium hardwood under long-time head coach John MacNamara. A starting guard for three years, DiMare was a skilled offensive player who embodied MacNamara's blue-collar, defense-first brand of basketball. A senior captain for the Patriots, DiMare was named as a DCL All-Star as both a junior and senior.
DiMare played two years of baseball at the freshman and JV level before making a last-second switch to lacrosse at the beginning of practice his junior year. Despite having no formal lacrosse background, DiMare took to the game quickly and soon established himself as one of the most feared Attackmen in the state under Hall of Fame inductee Nick Boynton '87. The Patriots were building towards the state championship team of 1998, and DiMare played a key role in helping CCHS make back-to-back deep runs in the state tournament. As a senior, DiMare racked up over 50 points as the Patriots went 15-5 before losing in the Easter Mass semifinals.
"I feel privileged to have been part of CCHS Athletics from a young age, and to have been part of some very successful teams as an athlete," said DiMare. "My biggest influence my father. He brought me to CCHS since I was about four years old, and I was the ball boy for the football team. I was always hanging around the gym shooting around while the girl’s practiced. My favorite memory was Coach Mac having us play 5-on-5 with no fouls - it got rough but it was a blast!"
Following graduation, DiMare headed west to Springfield College, where he played football and lacrosse for the Pride and their nationally-ranked Division III programs. He currently resides in Boston and is the founder/owner of Dycrete Waterproofing.