Friday, September 2, 2016

Parr, NH's All-Time Winningest Coach Retires

Great article by Mike Zhe of Seacoastonline on the retirement of Danny Parr from coaching after 55 years and 704 wins. Take a look: http://bit.ly/2bQofge

Of all the head coaches I've covered since 2007, Parr is definitely one of the nicest guys. Plus the kids love playing for him. He'll be missed on the sidelines. Congrats to Parr on a great career and thank you to him for his many years enriching the lives of NH youth athletes.

Whoever takes over for Parr at Portsmouth will have a team capable of contending for the D-II title. They lose Heather Durand to prep school (Bradford Christian Academy) and Sadie Shore will miss the season with an injury, but the Clippers still return reigning D-II Player of the Year Libby Underwood as well as 6-foot-1 sophomore Abbe Laurence and sophomore guard Arianna Hebert.

In addition to Parr, other coaches who have stepped down since the end of last year's high school basketball season include:

Jim Migneault, Bishop Guertin boys
Sean Young, Epping boys
Lewis Atkins, Portsmouth Christian Academy boys
Aaron Brochu, Bishop Brady girls
Deanna Goodwin, Goffstown girls
Mike Romps, Dover boys
Kevin Gibbs, Trinity girls
Ricky Oliver, Nashua North girls (now at Salem)
Dave Chase, Hopkinton boys (now at Concord)
Matt Regan, Pelham boys (now at Bishop Guertin)
John Finnegan, Concord boys
Michaela Galvin, Salem girls
Ed Tenney, Sunapee boys

1 comment:

  1. It has been a pleasure and an honor to coach against coach Parr. He is a class act and will be missed . Thank you for endless hours helping make New Hampshire basketball better.
    Coach Kehoe

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