Charles D. E. Micol
Class of 1983
Charles (Charlie) Micol, Class of 1983, excelled as a student-athlete at Chelmsford High School and Boston College, as a successful businessman and entrepreneur in the Town of Chelmsford, as a generous contributor to many events and programs within Chelmsford, and as the long-time varsity basketball coach at Chelmsford High School. As a classmate notes, “I have witnessed him succeed during every stage of life with great humility, passion, leadership, and work ethic” (Mark Robillard ’83).
Charlie was not only a successful three-sport athlete at Chelmsford High School (football, basketball and track), he was an honor roll student, a member of the math team and was elected senior class vice-president his senior year. “Charlie was a leader in our school and was part of the fabric of the class of 1983”, added Robillard.
After a successful high school basketball career with numerous awards and recognitions, (team captain, Merrimack Valley Conference all-star, league leading scorer his senior year, Lowell Sun all-star), Charlie attended Boston College (Class of 1987). He made the basketball team as a “walk-on,” eventually earning a Division1 basketball scholarship, which few “walk-ons” ever achieve.
After college, Charlie became involved in several ventures specializing in mortgage banking. He eventually started his own mortgage company and is still involved in the mortgage banking business today.
Since 2009, Charlie has owned Brickhouse Center Sports Grill in Chelmsford, which has allowed Charlie the opportunity to “give back” to Chelmsford and beyond. His generous contributions to many fund-raising activities are well known throughout the town. Team sponsorships, donations to many CHS clubs and activities, and town-wide events are a trademark of Charlie’s desire to help the community he lives and works in.
As if his business success wasn’t enough, Charlie’s passion for basketball is obvious as the long-time basketball coach at CHS. In this area, he has earned the respect and dedication of players, officials, and opposing coaches. As a veteran coach states, “the morals, values, and ethics he’s instilled in countless student-athletes are too great to measure” and “what truly impressed me was the standard he set for the entire CHS basketball program and the Merrimack Valley Conference at large” (Dave Whitney, CHS Asst Basketball Coach). A former player comments “one of Charlie’s best assets is developing young adults into leaders and unlocking potential they never knew existed. I can tell you first-hand that he has changed my life by making me a better person off the basketball court” (Matt Scomis ’98). Another former player states, “not only is Charlie an amazing coach, but he is kind and generous as well. He is always giving to other charities, programs and scholarships. But most admirable is how he is always there for his players, even after they have graduated” (Adam McCusker ’99).
I first met Charlie as an “opposing” basketball coach (Westford Academy) over 25 years ago and consider him to be a colleague, friend, and without a doubt, one of the finest basketball coaches in the Merrimack Valley and beyond. The standard is always “Would you want your child to play for that coach?” With Coach Micol, the answer is always yes!” (Ed Scollan ’72)