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SHS Hires Within for New Head Football Coach

The hire became official last week.

According to the Union Leader, the Salem High School football team has found its replacement for Adam Gagne, who served as coach during a dismal 0-11 season last year.

That new hire will be Bob Pike, who according to the paper has been an assistant coach for the team for the least three seasons. The hire became official on Tuesday night.

Salem Citizen February 18, 2013 at 11:36 AM
I thought the money for football was eliminated in next years budget.
Riley Reid February 18, 2013 at 01:50 PM
The entire culture that is around the SHS football team is disturbing. End the program now and be done with it.
Joe A. (Average) February 20, 2013 at 04:07 AM
I disagree.
Don Duston February 22, 2013 at 04:20 AM
SHS should end ALL sports programs, its a big waste of money to taxpayers. Have the parents foot the bill and form private leagues if they want sports. Every parent thinks their kid is gonna get a scholarship, please.
john February 24, 2013 at 05:04 PM
there is nothing for our children as it is if you took that away what is there
Tom Johnson March 28, 2013 at 08:16 PM
Are you kidding me? You people have to get a clue. Taking away sports? You people have no idea what you are talking about. I graduated in 1998 after playing 3 years of football and 4 years of baseball. I look back all the time and am thankful for what my experience through high school sports has given me in my day to day life now in my early thirtys. Private leagues? Whats next? Get a clue and a life. If you do not like it do not pay your taxes and see how far that gets you. Its people like you that are making this world harder and harder to live in.
Tom Johnson March 28, 2013 at 08:19 PM
May I ask what "culture"?
Riley Reid March 28, 2013 at 08:54 PM
The seniors on the football team have their own locker room. The culture I refer to is the kind you see in movies like "Friday Night Lights". Nothing but an avenue for bullying !
Love NH March 28, 2013 at 09:06 PM
Tom you are so correct. All the activities at the school including sports are important for kids to learn how to deal with others in an open environment. Of course there can be problems from time to time but that can be expected anywhere with any group. The important part is to make sure that the advisers and coaches understand that it is their responsibility to ensure that negative cultures do not evolve. In my opinion, the athletic director does put too much emphasis on football and should be reminded that it is an extra curricular activity and not the sole product of the school. These people who want the parents to pay got this stuff for free when they were in school and need to realize that it's time to pay back. But I'm sure they will just whine that this economy is much worse than when they were in school.
Riley Reid March 28, 2013 at 09:31 PM
LOVE NH: It's the seniors in this town that refuse to "pay back". Just look at all the school votes over the last few years and you will see i'm right.
Cheryl March 28, 2013 at 10:06 PM
@ RR - That's not a fair statement. Speaking for myself and other seniors I know, we are 100% behind educating the children of Salem, as well as supporting their sports programs. We fully expect a huge part our tax dollars to go towards education and other school activities. After all, our own children had that privelege, and they have turned into fine citizens. Just when did people become so greedy cold and uncaring!
Tom Johnson March 29, 2013 at 12:16 AM
Riley. Have you attended Salem High School in the past? Have you ever played sports growing up?
Survivor. March 29, 2013 at 12:31 AM
Riley Reid shows us the perfect example of ageism. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ageism BTW it is not just Seniors who are opposed to wasteful spending.
Tom Johnson March 29, 2013 at 12:37 AM
Love. You are right on. may I ask how the athletic director puts too much emphasis on football? please remember football teams help offset the cost of a lot of the other sports and activities that the school puts on for the students. hopefully you can drive several 100 or even a 1000 or 2 on a Friday night to bring in money for the school.
Tom Johnson March 29, 2013 at 12:44 AM
Riley. how do you know if there is a separate locker room for the seniors?
Riley Reid March 29, 2013 at 12:44 AM
Done both Tom
Riley Reid March 29, 2013 at 12:45 AM
So why don't we have a new high school, JR high, or upgrade's to our elementary schools ?
Tom Johnson March 29, 2013 at 01:12 AM
And you you got zero out of it? What year did you graduate SHS?

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