In need of new coach

NASHUA – The new Nashua North-Souhegan High school co-op boys hockey team will have a new coach.

Who that is likely won’t be determined until the end of the summer, but Nashua athletic director Lisa Gingras and Souhegan AD Dick Miller made it known at a parent-player informational meeting on June 17 that last year’s coaches, the Titans’ Dan Legro and the Sabres’ Dan Belliveau won’t be part of the new venture.

Legro confirmed Wednesday he was named earlier this week as the new head coach at Londonderry High School.

“I would have had to re-apply, go through the process and Lisa said it probably wouldn’t be until late August,” Legro said. “I needed to have something in place for me sooner.”

Legro coached the Titans for three seasons with three tourney berths and one tourney victory.

Belliveau, meanwhile, guided the Sabres to the Division III semifinals, the division title, and the quarterfinals the last three years.

“He’s exploring other options.” Miller said.

Both ADs said they were disappointed neither coach would be part of the new venture but that it will also be a fresh start for a new program.

“Part of me says it’s a new program, maybe time for a new face,” Miller said. “That’s a tough one.”

The job is being posted through the Nashua process, Gingras said, but people from both North and Souhegan will be part of the screening committee.