Winnacunnet hoop coach Beattie resigns
';I don';t want to have a conversation about my reasons to resign at this point,'; said Beattie from his home. ';I';m not at liberty to talk about it now. I';m going to leave it as a closed subject.';
Dozibrin said Beattie submitted his resignation to her by letter on Tuesday.
';Yes, he has resigned and his position is now open based on the letter,'; said Dozibrin.
Beattie did want to acknowledge the relationships he made through his coaching position over the years.
';You make good friends, both on and off the court,'; he said. ';Relationships are lasting. It';s always difficult starting something and always difficult leaving something you love to do. I especially want to thank my athletes, former and current, for the tremendous effort they made towards making our program a successful one.';
Beattie (519-173, 30 years as head coach) guided the Warriors to an NHIAA record-tying five consecutive Division I titles (2007-11), matching Nashua';s run (1985-89) under John Fagula, currently the head coach at Londonderry. During the five-year championship reign, Winnacunnet carved out an 84-game winning streak.
Beattie also coached Winnacunnet to basketball titles in 1984 and 1998.
He also served as the school';s head girls'; soccer coach for 16 years. He was the school';s first soccer coach for 11 years, winning a state title in 1983. His second coaching stint lasted five years.