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Campbell's Lett to coach Central boys' basketball

New Hampshire Union Leader

June 12. 2018 10:07PM


Initially, Sudi Lett was not going to apply for the job. When he learned he got it, Lett was filled with excitement.

Lett, a 2003 Manchester Central graduate, will lead the Little Green boys’ basketball team next season.

The Manchester native said even when he learned the Central coaching position was open, he originally did not plan to apply. Lett’s friends and family convinced him to toss his name into the hat.

“It’s a school that’s deep in history,” Lett said. “I played there. I went there. I’m from Manchester. It was just one of those things I couldn’t pass up.”

Lett spent the past three seasons as the Campbell of Litchfield boys’ basketball coach. The Cougars went 14-4 in the regular season and finished as the Division III runner-up last year. The title-game appearance marked Campbell’s first since 2014 and fourth overall.

“I was entering my fourth year at Campbell. I had high hopes that I’d be able to build a strong basketball (program) not only at Campbell but in the town of Litchfield,” Lett said. “I was slightly ahead of schedule appearing in the championship. Campbell is an incredible program. The administration was incredibly supportive of me. The town was supportive of the team and players. It’s a great place to work.”

Fellow Central alum Dave Keefe led the Little Green each of the past two seasons. After a 13-5 regular season, Central reached the Division I semifinals as the fifth seed last year. Central lost to eventual champion Portsmouth, 50-45.

Lett said he wants the Little Green program to be known for producing outstanding young men under his leadership.

“I don’t hang my hat on wins and losses,” Lett said. “I hang my hat on my ability to get the best out of them.”

Lett is excited to get to know his new players and prepare for the Division I season.

“I’m confident Central will be where it has always been, which is one of the premier programs in the state,” Lett said.

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