Jon Bartlett announced Wednesday that he will step down as head football coach at BC High. He will remain the school's athletic director.
"As far as athletic director, head football coach, husband, and father of a young family, there's a lot going on," Bartlett said as he watched the Eagles' baseball team host Xaverian. "It comes to a point where you need to prioritize and I had to make a decision."
The Eagles defeated Needham, 21-7, at Gillette Stadium to win the Division 1 Super Bowl, the team's second under Bartlett. The four-year coach also guided the Eagles to a pair of Catholic Conference titles and a 32-12 record.
Bartlett hopes to find a replacement "as soon as possible," and plans to start looking for a successor within the program "sooner than later." He notified his players before making the announcement.
"I told the players this afternoon," Bartlett said. "I wouldn't have made the decision public until I talked to them first."
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- Liz Torres | @etorres446 | Girls hockey
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