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A new game plan for Milford High

Softball coach Brian Macchi of the Milford HIgh looks out at the infield before the scrimmage against Bellingham HIgh School.
Softball coach Brian Macchi of the Milford HIgh looks out at the infield before the scrimmage against Bellingham HIgh School.Credit: Robert E. Klein for the Boston Globe

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Brian Macchi wanted to break the news in person so the group text message he sent the Milford High softball team was purposefully cryptic.

He asked to meet at their home field the next day. He had something to tell them.

After leading the team to back-to-back Division 1 state championships, Macchi had been offered a job at Milford High as assistant principal, and he was going to take it. Since Milford school administrators do not coach, he would be relinquishing his post with the softball program.

“It was definitely emotional on both ends,” Macchi said. “And there were definitely some tears. But it was good tears because you know that everybody cared about what we were trying to accomplish and what we did accomplish.

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