New Hampshire Football Report

Laconia goes with Ford

Laconia High School has hired Nick Ford as its varsity football coach. Ford received school board approval on Tuesday night.

Ford, a 2005 Laconia High School graduate, has been on the school’s coaching staff since 2006. He got his start as a volunteer coach, and served as the junior varsity head coach last season. He is the program’s third head coach in the last 50 years, following Jim Fitzgerald and current Laconia High School athletic director Craig Kozens, who resigned following the 2022 season.

“His ability to build effective relationships with his players, maintain a high level of energy around both the team and the school, along with his ability to see the game through a coaches lens in a way few others can, make him a great choice to lead the Sachems into the future,” Kozens said in a press release.

Ford, a physical education teacher at Woodland Heights Elementary School, holds Laconia High School records for yards rushing in a game (386), yards rushing in a season (1,956) and career rushing yards (4,176). He represented Laconia in the Shrine Maple Sugar Bowl following his senior season, and then continued his football career at Springfield College and Plymouth State University.


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