New Hampshire Football Report

West goes with Bozoian

One varsity football coaching position was filled and another one created when Tom Bozoian was approved as Manchester West’s head coach earlier this week.

Bozoian, 50, spent the last three years as Raymond High School’s head coach.

“The hardest part is always telling your [former] players,” Bozoian said. “That’s the hard part of leaving.We had 17 players on the first day of camp last year and ended with 38. I’ve always wanted to coach in Manchester.”

Bozoian, a Manchester resident, was also an assistant coach at Campbell High School for nine seasons. He replaces Vance Sullivan, who spent four seasons as West’s head coach.

Bozoian is an assistant with the West varsity boys’ basketball team and said he is aware of the challenges he is facing at a school that has struggled to be competitive in Division II in recent years.

West has a 1-33 record over the past four seasons. The Blue Knights were 0-9 in Division I in 2013, and dropped to Division II after that season. The Blue Knights finished 1-7 in 2014, 0-8 in 2015 and 0-9 in 2016.

“There’s a lot of athletes in the school,” Bozoian said. “Recruitment is the main thing. Getting athletes to play and keeping them eligible once they’re playing. Some of them have a challenging home life. People don’t see that part of it. We need to win a few games.”



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