guidance counselor Tim Sullivan has been named head coach of the football team at after long-time coach Bill Tribou resigned last week.
Sullivan, a Greeley graduate, said he was excited about his team, noting the athletes' hard work and what they have gone through with the situation over Tribou. He said he feels his players are eager as well.
He described the team's challenge for that transition as being adversity.
"Adversity is the key word, and I think the kids have done such a great job bonding out of this and they’re overcoming the adversity," Sullivan said, after the special public practice, held at Recreation Field in downtown Chappaqua, concluded on Monday.
Sullivan, a Somers resident, took over the head coach postition after Tribou with the Chappaqua School District. Tribou's absense, which began with – Chappaqua school officials can't say why it was done – created uncertainty for months for the team, but last week he resigned with a settlement. He has since at
Sullivan said that from the adversity, his team has moved on "as a unit."
In addition to being the new head coach, Sullivan owns Quaker Hill Tavern in Chappaqua.
The football team will have one more practice at Recreation Field Tuesday evening, with scrimmages coming up at Ossining and Pleasantville high schools, according to Sullivan. The team will hold its first regular season game on Sept. 7 at Brewster.
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