Falmouth High School Football Coach Hands In Resignation
By: RICH MACLONE, June 17, 2014
Falmouth High School football coach Steve Femino resigned from his position last week, vacating the position after four years. Femino, who played his high school football with the Clippers, stepped down by delivering a letter of resignation to FHS principal Joseph Driscoll on June 11.
Femino said in a text message on Friday, June 13, that he did not have much to say about the matter.
A number of other FHS coaches were contacted for their thoughts. They all declined comment.
Coaching positions at Falmouth High School are evaluated and renewed annually. He had been renewed for the upcoming season, and had expressed enthusiasm about the influx of upcoming talent in the system.
The Clippers did not have a great deal of success under the coach, who was hired prior to the 2010 season. During his tenure with the team the Clippers posted a record of 9-30-1. They also were defeated in each of their Thanksgiving Day games against Barnstable High School.
FHS athletic director Kathleen Burke said that the decision by Femino to resign was unexpected. She also said that she had not spoken to Femino in regards to his decision in the days before, or since he delivered his letter of resignation to Driscoll. “I haven’t spoken to Steve about his decision to resign,” she said.
With the school year about to end, FHS is a difficult position in terms of finding a new head coach. Burke said a search for a new coach will begin with internal candidates inside the Falmouth school system. If a suitable candidate cannot be found inside the system, then the search would go outside of Falmouth.
MIAA rules do not allow for coaches to oversee players’ preparation during the summer months. Burke said that training facilities at FHS are open to all fall athletes at FHS during the summer months, and that “provisions will be made for conditioning (during the summer) for all of our student-athletes.”