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NHIAA Football: Campbell coach Gush calls it quits

New Hampshire Union Leader

January 08. 2018 8:48PM
Div. II Plymouth head coach Chris Sanborn talks with Div. III head coach Greg Gush during the Jeff Francoeur Huddle held at the Sweeney Post in Manchester in November. (THOMAS ROY/UNION LEADER File)

Greg Gush has resigned as Campbell High of Litchfield varsity football coach, a little more than a month after he led the Cougars to the Division III championship.

Gush said a new job he began in September plus his family life — he and his wife Kim have three children, two of whom live at home — were the reasons he decided to step away.

“It was a combination of job and family,” he said. “I was missing too many things, and that’s time you don’t get back. I thought about it a little bit during the season when I was missing things that were important to me. I talked to my wife after the season, then I waited a couple weeks because I wanted to make sure I wasn’t jumping the gun. And football will always be there.”

Gush, 52, guided the Cougars to four playoff appearances and two state championships during his five-year tenure. Campbell beat Newport 20-6 to win the 2014 Division III championship, and defeated Monadnock 12-8 to win the Division III title last November.

“It was a pretty good run,” Gush said. “We should be very competitive the next couple years. I’m very proud of where the program is right now. Certainly I’ll miss the kids. That’s why we do it. I’ll also miss the camaraderie of the coaching staff.”

Gush, who lives in Hudson, also coached the New Hampshire team that won the 2015 Shrine Maple Sugar Bowl.

“I don’t remember all of my teachers — not to say I didn’t do well in school — but I do remember every football coach I had,” Gush said. “I always wanted to be one of those guys. Being here for five years … that was a dream come true for me.”

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