FRAMINGHAM – Framingham Athletic Director Paul Spear said 22 individuals applied to be Framingham High’s next head football coach. There were both internal and external applicants for the position.
Former Framingham High football coach Gary Doherty submitted his resignation, earlier this year to become athletic director at Bishop Feehan High School. He will also be the football coach for the Shamrocks. Source was the first media outlet to report the resignation.
Spear said the new football coach will be announced and introduced to the community on Thursday, April 27 at 7 p.m. at Framingham High. Players, parents, and the community are invited to the event.
Spear formed a search committee to review the applications. On the committee was Tom Lamb, Kathy Hauck, Bob DeSaulnier, Pete Foley, and Ron Sudmyer.
Lamb was the award-winning Hall of Fame football coach at Natick High for almost 4 decades. DeSaulnier is a Hall of Fame football coach. Sudmyer is a former Framingham High vice principal who served as interim athletic director for Framingham High before Spear was hired. Hauck is a Framingham Parks & Recreation Commissioner. Foley is a former award-winning swim coach, who serves as a MIAA tournament director and member of the Swimming & Diving Rules Committee at National Federation of State High School Associations.
The committee interviewed 9 applicants, said Spear.
It was a really great, dedicated committee, said Spear.
The volunteers put in a lot of hours to find the best coach for Framingham, said Spear.
The football team won just one game this past 2016 season, finishing 1-11. The team was winless in 2015, and won just two games the previous season.