New Hampshire Football Report

John Stark goes with Kershaw

Ray Kershaw has been hired as the varsity football coach at John Stark Regional High School.

Kershaw served as the head coach at Newfound Regional for five seasons, but resgined in March. Newfound reached the Division IV semifinals in 2018, and the Bears were awarded the NHIAA Sportsmanship Award in 2019.

Kershaw also served as Mascoma Regional’s head coach from 2010 to 2013. The Royals finished the 2009 season with 12 healthy bodies, but reached the Division VI championship game in Kershaw’s third season as the program’s head coach. Mascoma lost to Franklin in the title game that season and finished with an 8-3 record.

Kershaw was named New Hampshire’s head coach for the 2013 Shrine Maple Sugar Bowl, and guided New Hampshire to a 43-0 victory over Vermont that summer. He spent two seasons as an assistant coach on Paul Castonia’s staff at Plymouth State, and was an assistant at Proctor Academy for five years (2004-2009) before he was hired at Mascoma.

Kershaw replaces Kevin McGinty, who was John Stark’s head coach for the last three seasons. McGinty resigned in May.


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