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My Town: Grand Rapids Catholic Central searching for new coach
My Town: Grand Rapids Catholic Central searching for new coach

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.--   Grand Rapids Catholic Central is searching for a new varsity football coach.

Current coach Trip Gallery has announced he will not return for the 2014 season.  Gallery has served as head coach the past two seasons, leading the Cougars to a combined 16-5 record.  He also teaches social studies at Northview High School.

“First, I want to thank Trip for all that he has done for our school and our student athletes.  He’s a first class individual who cares about helping young people succeed,” Hinshaw said.  “I wish him the best, but ultimately we felt it was critical to have our head football coach employed as a full-time staff member.  For reasons I certainly understand, Trip is unfortunately unable to make a career move at this time.” 

“I’m a firm believer in educational athletics and was very proud to be the head of a program that reflected the values of the school’s mission,” Gallery said.  “I’m deeply saddened that a mutual fit no longer exists at Catholic Central.  I’m very appreciative of the relationships and shared experiences I’ve had at Catholic Central with so many fine students, staff, and families over the past five years. I wish everyone my best.”