New Hampshire Football Report

McElreavy lands at Pembroke

Larry McElreavy created a job vacancy on Tuesday, and filled one a day later.

One day after resigning as the varsity football coach at Newport High School, McElreavy accepted an offer to become the head coach at Pembroke Academy.

McElreavy said he had already planned to move from his Charlestown home for work-related reasons when he learned of the opening at Pembroke.

“It all kind of fell into place,” McElreavy said. “I feel very fortunate. Talking to my players at Newport was one of the toughest things I’ve had to do.”

McElreavy, 69, is Pembroke’s fourth head coach in as many seasons.

“They want some stability,” he said. “The feeder program looks like it’s pretty good. The numbers aren’t too bad.”

Newport went 20-2 in McElreavy’s two seasons with the program and reached the Division III championship game each year. The Tigers finished 11-0 last season, when they beat Inter-Lakes/Moultonborough in the title game; and went¬†9-2 in McElreavy’s first season, when Newport lost to Campbell in the Division III championship game.

McElreavy said leaving Newport was not his first choice.

“It was all a matter of economics,” he said. “I sell real estate and the market’s not real good right now, so I’m going to be relocating. Real estate is a commission-based business, and it’s been a real drain paying the bills. It had nothing to do with football.”



McElreavy replaces Rob Cathcart, who left Pembroke after one season to become the head coach at Trinity.

“I know I have my work cut out for me,” McElreavy said. “I’ve always liked at challenge. I’m really looking forward to it.”


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