Vineyard coach earns hoops honor for playing, coaching career

Julie Schmidt, new Vineyard varsity girls basketball coach. — Photo by Ralph Stewart

Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School (MVRHS) girls varsity basketball coach Julie Schmidt, 40, was inducted into the inaugural Attleboro Area Basketball Hall of Fame in ceremonies in Attleboro on Jan. 21.

Ms. Schmidt is the all-time scoring leader at North Attleboro High School (class of 1991) with 1,520 points. She was a scholarship student-athlete at Boston University and has coached basketball at Boston University and at Simmons College before joining the MVRHS faculty this year.

The inaugural class includes 16 athletes and one team spanning 70 years of area high school basketball.The Attleboro Area Basketball Hall of Fame includes athletes from eight area schools, including: Attleboro, North Attleboro, Mansfield, Norton, Bishop Feehan, Seekonk and Dighton-Rehoboth.