Boyne City Names Calcaterra Varsity Boys Basketball Coach
Boyne City has hired longtime JV coach and varsity assistant Randy Calcaterra as its new varsity boys basketball coach.
A visual imaging teacher and creator of the Rambler Sports Network at Boyne City, Calcaterra took over Boyne City’s youth basketball program in 2010 before moving on to the middle school level for two years in 2014. From there, Calcaterra took the reins of Boyne City’s JV program in 2016 while also serving as a varsity assistant. The JV team went 17-2 during the 2019-20 season.
Calcaterra takes over the Rambler program from Boyne City graduate and longtime coach Nick Redman. Redman announced his retirement in April after leading the Ramblers to seven district championships, two regional titles, two Lake Michigan Conference championships, a state semifinal appearance in 2014-15 and 161 wins over 11 seasons. Redman was also recognized as a Regional Coach of the Year in 2015 by the Basketball Coaches Association of Michigan and was an Associated Press honorable mention all-state coach in 2018.
“There’s an expectation from the players. There’s an expectation from the community. Expectation from myself,” Calcaterra said. “Without question, that’s the idea is to keep that culture and program philosophy.”
A former standout player at Wayne State, Calcaterra led the Warriors to multiple Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference championships, three NCAA Division II tournament bids and a spot in NCAA Division II Final Four in 1993. He was Wayne State’s leading scorer and rebounder as a senior.