Girls soccer

Patrick Morency is leaving the Bolton girls soccer program after seven years as head coach.

Morency, who has led the Eagles to the state final four in two of the last three seasons, said he handed in his resignation recently. His teams shared the Adirondack League title in 2015 and won it outright in 2014 as a combined Bolton-Warrensburg team.

“In discussions I had with my superintendent, I just basically said I felt like I wasn’t on board with the direction that the athletic department and the school district wanted to go, and because of that I thought that the best thing to do would be step aside and let them pick the person who could be on board with supporting the current athletic philosophy at Bolton Central School,” Morency said.

Morency continues to coach soccer at the club level and said he’d be interested in a chance to coach elsewhere at the high school level, either as a head coach or an assistant.

“The one thing I’ve been very honest with everybody is, I’m not done coaching,” he said. “I love the players and I love to teach. If I can catch on somewhere with somebody’s who’s willing to give me an opportunity, I know I can be a huge asset to whoever would be willing to bring me on board.”

Morency said he loves working at Bolton Central School, where he is a social studies teacher, and is grateful to the Bolton community for its support. He said the decision was difficult because of the players he will leave behind.

“I feel like it’s time for a change,” he said, “let the district get somebody in there who can support them; who can carry on the winning traditions we have.”

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