New Hampshire Football Report

Lebanon’s Childs resigns

Lebanon High School is shopping for a varsity football coach.

Chris Childs, who has served as Lebanon’s head coach for the last 15 seasons, resigned this week, saying it was time for him to focus more on his family. His son CJ was a senior on last year’s Lebanon team and will play at Castleton (Vt.) State next season.

Childs first talked about resigning shortly after the 2021 season ended.

“This is the community I grew up in and you always have second thoughts when you put so much energy and effort into something, but I think now was the time to announce it,” Childs said. “This will give them a good opportunity to find the next head coach.”

Childs, who graduated from Lebanon in 1995, led the Raiders to the program’s first NHIAA state championship in 2010, when Lebanon capped an unbeaten season by beating Trinity in the Division IV championship game.

Childs, a Lebanon High School graduate, said no one on his coaching staff plans to return next season.

Childs coached New Hampshire to victory over Vermont in the 2011 Shrine Maple Sugar Bowl. He and his staff will coach New Hampshire in this summer’s Shrine Maple Sugar Bowl as well. CJ Childs is on the New Hampshire roster

“Counting my time at the middle school I’ve been doing this for 18 years,” Childs said. “It was a tough decision, but I also have to do what’s best for my family.”


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