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Norwell principal faults ex-coach

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NORWELL – Former boys’ varsity lacrosse coach Chris McGuirk created a “perceived culture of fear and intimidation” in his program and used behavior and language that Norwell High School principal William Fish said in a letter was “demoralizing to kids.”

Also, the youth lacrosse program that McGuirk runs outside school can be perceived as creating a conflict of interest with his role as the high school varsity lacrosse coach, Fish stated.

Those are some of the reasons why, according to Fish, the popular coach will not be returning to the helm of the successful program that he ran for four years.

Fish stated his views in a letter he wrote to McGuirk on Oct. 21, several days after their meeting during which McGuirk was informed he would not be reinstated as head lacrosse coach.

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