"I made up my mind at the beginning of the year, but I made sure I told the kids first before anyone else," said Scollan. "But it has been a great run at Westford and I look forward to focusing my energy on something new."
Scollan has won 333 games at Westford Academy, including three Dual County League championships in 20 postseason appearances.
"I had some rough years, as every coach does, but when you have those 6-14 teams, that's what made you want to come back, and in my years here what I learned most was how to be consistent, both personally and in coaching," he said.
Scollan says he will always be a Grey Ghost fan, but he's looking forward to the change.
"I'm looking forward to a different pace," said Scollan. "I liked being so involved, but it's time to move forward to a different pace of things."
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