DiCruttalo, Joe

In high school, Coach DiCruttalo lettered 3 years as a varsity player at Franklin High where he was part of two league championship teams and was named First-Team All-League twice.  After high school, he continued his playing career at Westfield State University. During his senior year, he was elected captain where he led the team in steals & assists and finished second in points & rebounds. After graduation, Coach DiCruttalo has held various coaching positions at the high school and university level.

Serving multiple years as a college, high school, and youth basketball coach, as well as serving on multiple town & recreational travel boards, has given him a unique insight into overall basketball player development. Over the past 10 years, Coach Di Cruttalo has had the opportunity to work with players all across the development spectrum.  From directing youth instructional leagues to helping potential college players maximize their potential and find opportunities to continue their careers after college, Joe has gained a unique view on the best tactics to maximize development for players of all skill levels and ages. 

Jackson, Jesse

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AS Vincennes University
BS Indiana University

Science Department

Whether I am bombing down the trails on my mountain bike or finding myself knee-deep in a wetland performing a WQI test, I think the best way to learn is by immersing yourself in the experience. This philosophy has led me to mountaintops, river rapids, punk rock bands, summer camps, environmental education centers, and most recently, teaching Introduction to STEM at Dublin School. From my youth in the hills of Indiana, to my adulthood in the slightly bigger hills of the Monadnock region, I've explored, taught, climbed, traveled, biked, created, built, worked, and through it all have never stopped learning. As Joseph Campbell said in "The Power of Myth" -"Follow your bliss"! I am so grateful to be a part of the Dublin Community to continue to teach and learn!

What book has made you think the most? There is a long list of books that have made me think, most recently 'Demon Haunted World' by Carl Sagan.

What teacher has had the greatest impact on you? Why were they special? Alan Ewert, my mentor/professor at Indiana University. He brought me to the mountains for the first time, and helped me realize that I was a leader.

How would your friends describe you in three words? Hopefully they would use 3 positive words.

If I had a free afternoon I would...  Write, play guitar, go for a run, climb a mountain, read, drink some tea, go for a bike ride, listen to music. I'd probably not fit all of them into one afternoon, but I could try.

What is your favorite outdoor activity? Choose one? I think not! I enjoy running, biking, hiking, canoeing and chasing my daughter around as she explores the world.