Caira is entering his fourth year as a member of the Vikings coaching staff, and third as the Associate Head Coach. In his three years at Salem State, Caira has helped lead the Vikings to two regular season MASCAC titles (2016, 2018), and one MASCAC tournament championship in 2017 which resulted in a trip to the NCAA tournament. Over the last three seasons, the Vikings have posted an impressive 30-6 conference record. Caira has assisted in all aspects of the program, and has been instrumental in the recruitment of several current Vikings including current freshmen Chris MacDonald and Fern Berard as well as All-Conference junior Sean Bryan. He also serves as the director of Viking Basketball School, the program’s summer basketball camp for school-aged boys.
Caira has worked dozens of other camps in the New England area as a director, counselor, and guest lecturer including Boston Celtics Basketball Camps, Kevin Ollie Basketball Camp at the University of Connecticut, Rising Star Basketball School in Melrose, MA and Waltham, MA, Merrimack College Basketball Camp, Stoneham Spartan Basketball School, All Net Basketball Camp in Burlington, MA, and the Wildcat Basketball Clinic in Wilmington, MA.
Caira joined the Vikings’ coaching staff in 2015 after two successful seasons at Stoneham High School as the Boys’ Head Basketball Coach. Caira, in just his first year as head coach of the Spartans, was able to lead his team to the Massachusetts Division 3 North Final, the school’s first appearance in that game in 42 seasons. Prior to taking over the Spartans’ program in 2013, Caira spent two years as an assistant coach at Malden Catholic High School and another two seasons as an assistant at Wilmington High School.
After a standout career at Wilmington High School, Caira went on to play collegiately at Merrimack College in North Andover, MA where he graduated in 2010 with a B.A in English and Elementary Education. He is expected to earn his Master’s Degree in Middle School Education from American International College in the spring of 2019. A lifelong Wilmington, MA native, Caira teaches 6th grade English Language Arts at Wilmington Middle School. He currently resides in Wilmington with his wife Amanda.