New Hampshire Football Report

St. Thomas makes coaching change

The NHIAA football season isn’t even a week old and already there’s been a coaching change.

Ryan Lent, who was named interim head coach at St. Thomas Aquinas in June, resigned last week and has been replaced by Wells, Maine, resident Ed McDonough. St. Thomas announced the coaching change in a press release.

McDonough was the head football coach at Wells High School for 13 years and guided the Warriors to the Class B state championship in 1997, his final year as the program’s head coach.

McDonough most recently served as the head coach at Traip Academy in Kittery, Maine, for the 2017 season. Traip had low participation numbers that year and finished with an 0-8 record after forfeiting eight games.

Lent, a 1999 Portsmouth High School graduate, had been with the St. Thomas program for two years as an assistant coach before he was elevated to interim head coach.

McDonough is St. Thomas’ third head coach since the end of last season, after which Dave Bryant resigned. St. Thomas athletic director Ryan Brown replaced Bryant, but resigned from both postions when he became the athletic director at Bishop Guertin this summer. Lent was selected to replace Brown.

NHIAA football teams began practicing Sept. 8. The regular season will begin Sept. 25-26.




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