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  Football coach resigns; new applicants sought

Jeff Daddona '11
Sports Editor
December 2, 2010

Durfee High School Head Football coach Robb McCoy announced on November 25, 2010 that he would not be returning as the Hilltopper’s' coach. This announcement came just hours after the Hilltoppers were defeated by the New Bedford Whalers 21-7 on their treasured Thanksgiving Day game. McCoy told the players of his decision during the post game speech.

“I mean, I wasn’t surprised," said senior captain Trey Davidson. "I could sense that he wasn’t happy with the administration and it was reflecting on the team, especially in week 9 of the season when he was suspended for violating MIAA (Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association) rules.”

Above: Former head football coach Robb McCoy.
--image courtesy of wickedlocal.com

Robb McCoy told The Herald News in his statement "In my final analysis, I do not believe that the Durfee High School administration and I share the same vision and  concerning what it takes to create a successful high school football program, and I believe our track records speak for themselves.”

Robb McCoy served a one game suspension for unannounced reasons. He ended his statement to The Herald News by thanking the administration for the opportunity to be the head football coach at Durfee during the 2010 season and he wished the Durfee football program future success.

Todd Whittemore, Athletic Director at Durfee High School, said "Since the opening of the job on Thanksgiving, there has been a total of nine applicants. We are currently in the process of assembling a hiring committee, and once a decision is made, it must be approved by the Superintendent of Schools, Meg Mayo-Brown." 

Applications will be accepted until January 15, 2011. To apply for the position, applications, resumes, and three letters of recommendation must be submitted to www.MIAA.net or www.fallriverschools.org.