New Hampshire Football Report

STA goes with Brown

Next fall will be busier than usual for St. Thomas Aquinas athletic director Ryan Brown, who was recently approved to replace Eric Cumba as the school’s varsity football coach. Cumba resigned earlier this year after being told the schools was eliminating his position as assistant athletic director.

Brown, who played college football at Middlebury, spent six years as the assistant athletic director and football coach at St. Luke’s School, a private school in New Canaan, Conn., before he became the AD at STA in 2012. He has also served as the assistant coach at Middlebury, Hamilton and Utica.

Cumba, who played offensive line at UNH from 2005 to 2008, guided St. Thomas to two state championships during his six seasons as the program’s head coach. The Saints won the Division V title in 2011, and the Division II title in 2015. St. Thomas also lost to Windham in the 2014 Division II championship game.

Cumba, 31, joined the St. Thomas staff in 2009, when Rod Wotton was the team’s head coach. Wotton came out of retirement to revive the St. Thomas program and resigned with more career victories than any other high school football coach in New England.

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