Former Everett High School football star Jonathan DiBiaso, one of the most prolific quarterbacks in Massachusetts state history, has a new college football address.
DiBiaso has been named an assistant football coach at Vanderbilt University in Nashville. He will be an offensive analyst on new head coach Clark Lea’s staff in addition to serving as Vanderbilt’s recruiting coordinator for New England.
DiBiaso was a graduate assistant at Boston College for the past three seasons.
“Jonathan is very excited about this opportunity – he’s thrilled,” said his father, legendary high school football coach John DiBiaso. “I’m very excited for him. He’s doing what he wants to do. This was his dream to be a college coach. He worked very hard at BC and this shows that hard work pays off.”
Vanderbilt is known as one of the premier academic institutions in the world and many refer to the prestigious university as “the Harvard of the South.” The Commodores compete in the Southeastern Conference, which features such perennial powers as Alabama, Georgia, and Florida.
“It’s a great opportunity for Jonathan – he loves the coaches he’s working with at Vanderbilt,” said John DiBiaso. “The head coach [Clark Lea] was the defensive coordinator at Notre Dame. The offensive coordinator [David Raih] was the wide receivers coach for the Arizona Cardinals and he’s a great guy, too. He’s working with a lot of great guys.”
An all-time great in Pop Warner, EHS football
Jonathan DiBiaso enjoyed a phenomenal football career in Everett, beginning at the Pop Warner level where he was the quarterback for two teams that played in the National Championships at Disney World in Orlando.
His accomplishments at Everett High, where he played football for his father, John, were record-breaking. The two-time, All-Scholastic left-handed QB threw 103 touchdown passes in his career. Interestingly, one of Jonathan’s teammates in Pop Warner football and early in his career at Everett High was Nerlens Noel, who now plays for the NBA’s New York Knickerbockers.
A highly respected team leader known for his competitiveness, Jonathan DiBiaso helped lead the Crimson Tide to a 25-0 record and back-to-back Super Bowl titles in his junior and senior years. He was named the Gatorade Massachusetts Football Player following his senior year.
DiBiaso spent a post-graduate year of prep school at Phillips Exeter. He returned to the state of New Hampshire where was a member of the Dartmouth College football team before continuing his football career at Tufts University. He holds an undergraduate degree with honors from Tufts in Italian and spent one year of study in Italy. He also has a graduate degree with honors in Athletic Administration from Boston College.
Relocating to Nashville
As he begins his new coaching position at Vanderbilt, Jonathan DiBiaso has moved into an apartment in the Nashville area. His mother, Everett High teacher and cheerleading coach Maureen DiBiaso, traveled from Boston to Nashville to assist in the furniture selection and moving-in efforts. Nashville is the state capital of Tennessee and home to the Country Music Hall of Fame.
Jonathan’s older sister, Kristina, an Emerson College graduate and former captain of the Everett High cheerleading team, offered her congratulatory wishes on his new position.
Jonathan said he is looking forward to the official start of practices and the 2021 season. The Commodores open their season on Sept. 4 against East Tennessee State University. The final game on the regular season schedule is against their in-state rival, the Tennessee Volunteers.
Everett residents will be able to follow Vanderbilt’s season daily on the SEC Network.
Assistant football coach at Vanderbilt