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Spaulding AD Hebert to add football coach to duties

March 12. 2018 10:17PM

Kevin Hebert will be busier than usual next fall. In addition to serving as Spaulding High School’s athletics director, he will also be the school’s varsity football coach.

Hebert, 41, was approved by the Rochester School Board last Thursday. He was hired as the school’s athletics director in 2010, and spent five years as an assistant football coach with the Red Raiders, but was not allowed to coach and serve as athletics director after the 2015 season.

“It’s exciting to get back into something I love doing,” Hebert said. “I really need to thank Spaulding principal Justin Roy, who was my biggest supporter. He got behind me and felt it was the best thing for the school.”

Hebert , a Dover resident, will replace John Shea, who was the head coach at Spaulding for two years. Shea’s contract was not renewed after the 2017 season.

Spaulding posted a 1-8 record in Division I last season. The victory, which came against Manchester Memorial, ended the program’s 28-game losing streak.

Spaulding did not field a freshman or junior varsity team in 2016 or 2017.

“I’m hopeful to get kids back into Spaulding football,” Hebert said. “That’s the first task, and the next task is to get it back where it needs to be competitively. It has a rich tradition.”

Roger Brown

NHIAA Rochester