Friday, June 17, 2011

Prospect Mt. Hires New Boys Basketball Coach

Prospect Mountain was a tough team this past season. They took Division III champion Somersworth to double overtime, and they were one of only 3 teams all year to beat White Mountains. Head coach Rob Carpenter did a great job of getting the most out of his team, yet he announced his resignation at the team's end of season awards banquet.

Since then the school has been looking for a replacement, but now the search is over. Tom Bourdeau, who coached Farmington High last season, has officially been hired as the new boys basketball coach at Prospect Mountain High School.

Prospect Mountain is one of the newcomers to the BST Summer League, which tipped off this past Sunday. Bourdeau was there to check out his team in action as they took on Derryfield.

"I'm really excited about taking over the team" Bourdeau told the NH Notebook. "We have a good group of kids, and I like our chances."

Bourdeau coached Farmington during the 2010-2011 season, and before that he served as Carpenter's assistant and JV coach at Prospect Mountain.

"I live right in Alton, I teach at the middle school there, and I'm also an assistant coach for the baseball team at Prospect Mountain as well" said Bourdeau.

The Timberwolves are expected to at the least be a top 10 team in Division III next season. They return a pair of guards in Zack Drouin and Pat Cassidy who will both have a pretty good chance at being all-state players.

"They will be our only seniors next year" Bourdeau added. "But they are very good players, and we have some solid players coming back to help them out as well. It should be a fun year."

Farmington meanwhile, has hired John Simmers to replace Bourdeau as their new boys basketball head coach. Simmers will be Farmington's third coach in the last 3 years.

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