JV lacrosse coaches at Manchester High Central granted stipends
Manchester High Central's junior varsity lacrosse coaches granted stipends
05/29/14 Southside Middle School's Razvan Ionescu, center, leads the field on his way to winning 100-meter hurdles heat during the Manchester Middle School Track and Field Championships at Livingston Park on Thursday. (Thomas Roy/Union Leader)
Bishop Guertin catcher Tori Dubois puts out Timerland Owls Izzy Theberge in a close play at home plate duirng thier game on Thursday afternoon in Nashua. Bruce Preston / Union Leader
“We’ve had JV teams at Central for a few years, but our coaches were hired on a volunteer basis,” said city athletics director Chris Donovan. “The numbers are strong at Central, and it was time to pay our JV coaches just like we do in other sports.”Morgan Lemmon heads a girls’ JV program that includes 41 players, according to Donovan, while boys’ JV coach Chris Sutton is in charge of 45 athletes.
05/29/14 McLaughlin Middle School's Haleigh Shea clears 4 feet 2 inches in the high jump during the Manchester Middle School Track and Field Championships at Livingston Park on Thursday. Thomas Roy/Union Leader
“The money to pay the coaches will come out of my athletics budget,” said Donovan. He declined to reveal what the JV coaches are being paid, saying, “It’s a stipend, and it’s my understanding stipends are not supposed to be public information.”
Currently, according to Donovan, the only paid varsity assistants are coaches in the football and indoor and outdoor track and field programs.
Organizers are seeking sponsors, at $100 per hole and $200 for inclusion on the event T-shirt. For more information, contact Sweeney Post athletics director Paul Lemire at 234-1326.
The New Hampshire Softball Coaches Association will host the 30th annual Granite State Games at Padden Field in Manchester on Wednesday, June 18, at 5 p.m. A rain date is set for June 25.
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