Every so often an athlete comes along whose accomplishments astonish you long after he or she is done playing. Michael Mascaro is such an athlete.
All Conference in football his senior year, Honorable mention All conference in football his junior year, all Conference in basketball his junior and senior years, Honorable Mention All State in Basketball his senior year, Mike was the first athlete from Windsor Locks High School to be selected to play in the Connecticut Senior All Star Basketball game.
Few have competed for Windsor Locks High School with such distinction.
His accomplishments are all the more impressive when you consider the success of the teams he played on.
Before graduating in 1988, Mike scored 20 touchdowns in his three-year varsity career helping the WLHS football team to a Pequot Conference Championship in 1986.
As a three-year starter for the basketball team, he averaged 19 points per game as a junior and 18 points per game as a senior.
During his senior season he led WLHS to its first state championship title game in 27 years, showing his versatility and leadership for a talented team that nearly won the title.
During the state tournament run, Michael reached the exclusive 1,000-point scoring club, finishing with 1,047 points for his career.
Mike also played varsity baseball for the Raiders.
Mike attended Springfield College, receiving a degree in Sports Management in 1992.
Mike began coaching in Windsor Locks in the early 90’s, serving as an assistant to Bob Murray for the American Legion baseball team. Mike coached the Varsity Boy’s Basketball Coach at Windsor Locks High School for 11 years after spending 7 seasons as the Junior Varsity coach. Mike served on the Connecticut High School Coaches’ Association All Star Basketball Festival Committee. Mike lives in Simsbury with his wife, Denise, and son, John Michael plus twins Gracie and Joseph.
Talented and unselfish, Michael Mascaro will be forever etched in our memories dashing to the basket or the goal line, leading his team to another victory.