EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA


February 5, 2013

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Losing streak

Everyone needs to recognize the trend that is developing with North Andover High athletics. The AD fires successful, popular coaches for no good reason, and replaces them with cronies or teachers in the system. The effect on the students and the program is not important to this AD. It started with hockey, continued with softball and now football. The School Committee must act NOW to protect our student-athletics and investigate the hiring and firing polices of the athletic department.

Bring back Raff

Having played football many years ago and coming to know John Rafferty a bit. I found him to be a positive influence on our team. I’m not entirely sure what happened, I only know what I’ve heard. I’m sure Coach Rafferty acted on what was best for his team and those involved with his disciplinary actions. He’s consistently run a great program and I believe he should continue on as football coach at North Andover.

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