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SOUND OFF: Attleboro High's Next Football Coach

Who should the school hire to replace Kevin Deschenes?

After 12 years as head coach of the Attleboro High School football team, Kevin Deschenes resigned last week. The decision came a week after the final game of a disappointing season in which the team started 4-0 and finished 4-7. Who do you think should replace him?

Write in the comments section below who you think should be the next coach of the Blue Bombardiers football team. If you don't have a specific person in mind, tell us what kind of person the school should select.

Darren G... December 27, 2012 at 11:39 PM
ALso Coach Jimmy Weir and Coach Jeff Furtado are great Head Coaches for AHS......
Darren G... December 27, 2012 at 11:48 PM
On the youth football issue, both APW and Attleboro Whitehawks (AYFL) should merge to build and support AHS....Like brockton and east providence they have merged to build their towns football programs from youth to high school....For head coaching Scott Wilkins, Jeff Furtado, and Jimmy Weir can take AHS to the next level, even bring national attention to AHS for Fox Sports for high school sports & ESPN high school sports.......Style of offense needs to change as well since some kind of spread is at the high school & college level.....
Bill Reynolds January 02, 2013 at 03:00 PM
The fact that Attleboro has two youth football programs has nothing to do with the lack of success at the high school level. Quality coaching is what will make the AHS football program more competitive. I believe the freshman staff is the most qualified group of coaches to achieve this status. For the last 6-7 years I have seen this staff take players from both APW and SAWH and merge them together with players who have never stepped on the grid iron and be successful. In some years these teams have gone undefeated. The decline in the programs competitveness has occured during the transition from the freshman team to the varsity level. What AHS needs is a full commitment from the top to the bottom and everyone involved. From the Principal to the Athletic Director to the Coaching Staffs at all levels right on down to the players. Whoever takes over this program will need to step up and develop a more interactive relationship with the City's two youth programs. Player development starts at the youth level and if there is little to no interaction between our high school and our youth programs we will never achieve the greatness that is long over due at AHS.
Darren G... January 02, 2013 at 03:50 PM
There are many supporting factors of why AHS Football is not successful currently......From certain pockets in the community, to the disorganized youth football programs (both APW & SAWH), and the Athletic Director & AHS Principal. There are 3 middle schools in the city and 2 youth footballs programs, and to top it off there is no unity what so ever no common respect or support for all or any programs. When you look at other neighboring communities the support system for youth and high school football is evident. With the new playoff structure for the state of Mass to now play there super bowl state championship games at Gillette Stadium for all high school levels or divisions. This should the perfect time to restructure rebuild , rebuild and reimage the face of AHS Football...The youth programs should merge in lieu of supporting the high school football program. Whoever the new Head Coach of AHS Football will be should have a sense of bringing national attention by way of college recruiters to AHS... When or IF there is real unity from all sides....AHS will not see any playoffs or spuerbowls for years to come...........
Darren G... January 02, 2013 at 03:52 PM
On another note the best sports squad for AHS for 5 years running, has been the Varisty Cheerleader squad, those young ladies have won many state championships and competed on a National level time and time again. The ladies who graduated went to univeristies and colleges for greater success...The coach is very firm in her approach but she gets results consistently. Maybe AHS Football can learn about commitment and having that winning attitude from them........

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