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Beliveau said he never expected to coach as long as he did, but once he got a taste of success, the bug bit him.
"The timing, and the amount of time you put in, could be based on what these guys want to do with their families. I know coach Beliveau has a son in college (and wants to) watch him play, spend time with him. I guess when you do it that long, you say it's time to devote a lot of my time to my family."
Merrimack, for example, has appeared in just one playoff game since bowing to Manchester Central in the 1995 Division I title game. Now, after being in Division II for several years, it has to compete in a revamped Division I that has, in essence, combined Divisions I and II.
"I think every one of those circumstances had its own story."
"I think a lot of people on the outside don't realize how much time is involved," Laurendi said. "They just see the practices or the games. There's a lot of stuff beyond that.
$65,000 a year and, basically, all I'd do is coach. If you add up all the time and the pay, it probably comes down to 25 cents an hour, I'm sure.
"It's a 12 month a year job, you know?" Cote said. "It's right back at it."
"The timing, and the amount of time you need to put in, is based on what you want to do with your families."
"But if you've got a good group of kids that are coachable, respectful, that are doing the right things on and off the field, that makes your job a lot easier."
season. That adds up when you're working another (full time) job."
"I think it all depends on the kids you've got, too," Cote said. "Sometimes you get kids that wear on you if you've got kids who are in trouble, kids you're chasing for grades or whatever.
"For as many schools as it was, as quick as it was, and then it just kept happening, I've never seen that," said Laurendi, who has been a head coach before, at Manchester Memorial.
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"I was very surprised that it was that many, all at the same time," said Bishop Guertin coach Travis Cote, who left Manchetser West to come to BG two years ago. "You don't usually see that many football jobs open at one time."
There could be another factor in potential burnout the character of the student athletes.
factor cited by Phillips, could have come into play pay.
"I'd be speculating, there's a lot of different reasons, but a lot of coaches want to see their kids play," Phillips said. "But right now you are seeing a burnout because it's getting harder and harder to do our job. But to see six teams within a 25 mile radius of Nashua have their Lv Metis Hobo complete staffs open up. I've never seen that."
Cote says he takes the time from perhaps Thanksgiving to near Christmas off and then gets right back into the off season work and preparation.
Beliveau noted that the football division realignment puts some struggling programs, such as Alvirne and Merrimack, an more of a disadvantage based.
Many coaches just shake their head in disbelief. Mark Phillips, a longtime Bishop Guertin assistant, was part of a staff that guided the Cardinals to six state titles. But he stepped back even before longtime head man Tony Johnson had left so he could watch his son play in college.
The Tomahawks have to play the likes of Pinkerton, Londonderry, and Salem; Alvirne will go up against Nashua North (to whom it lost, 38 7, last season).
Five of nine local programs have new head coaches
"I don't necessarily it had to be the realignment," Laurendi said. "It had to do maybe with peoples' lives and other opportunities that came along.
At last count, the other men who created one of the greatest turnovers in head coaching posts seen in the state, particularly in greater Nashua, have stayed away from the sidelines. Of the seven New Hampshire head coaches who stepped aside, five were local.
Salem and Manchester West also have new head coaches.
For the first time in more than 20 years, former Souhegan High School football head coach Mike Beliveau had no practices to go to, no film to have to watch, no meetings to hold with assistants. Ultimately, he offered his services as an "offensive consultant" to Manchester Memorial head coach Peter Colcord, who readily accepted.
He spent much of the summer champing at the bit, seeking ways to occupy his time.
"It's the Year of Change," Beliveau said. "It's the Year of Divisions, and it's the Year of the Coaches.
"As a general stipulation, we don't get paid (sufficiently) in some comparisons," Phillips said. "If I was coaching in Texas, I'd get Louis Vuitton Bags 2018 For Men
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Beliveau stepped down after his 18 year run as head man, replaced by longtime area assistant (Milford, Merrimack, Hollis Brookline) Mike Lochman. Alvirne coach Bob Nimblett resigned last November after over a decade in the system and nine years as head coach, during which his best record was 5 5. Joe Battista's Merrimack team went 0 11 in 2012 and, after five tough years, he was replaced by former North assistant Dante Laurendi. Milt Robinson, the only head coach Hollis Brookline had ever known, retired to spend more time with his family, as assistant Rich Bergskaug took the helm. Campbell's Marc Prindville stepped down in the spring, replaced by Greg Gush.
Nimblett, who lived near Boston and wanted to spend more time with his family, had made some comments the past couple of years about disappointment with disciplinary issues with his players.
"Weight room, starting in late December or January and going. Film stuff, and going to clinics. There is a lot to it. But I think any coach will tell you they do it because they love it. To them it may not be stress, but it adds (up) and I'm sure it puts some stress on family life."
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