MANCHESTER - Talk about a reversal of fortunes for Dan Bryson and Chris Gaudreau
Last week, the leading candidate for the post was Gaudreau
, a Manchester resident and a teacher at Bow High
said Dumais gave him a set of keys to West High last Wednesday and met the returning Blue Knights players last Thursday to talk about their summer schedule.
said Dumais called him at 2 p.m. to tell him he
wasn't getting the job.
"I'm still shocked and quite frankly, I'm disappointed over the way I was treated," said Gaudreau
"The (Manchester) athletic committee verbally supported me last week.
That's when I stepped down from my coaching job at Bow."
Gaudreau is a math teacher at Bow High and has coached the varsity basketball team for the last five years.
"I want to be clear I don't hold anything against the West administration, (Manchester public schools athletic director) Dave Gosselin, Sarah Dumais or coach Bryson," said Gaudreau
Beaudry didn't know Gaudreau
was given the keys to West until after the meeting.
"Whoever gave Mr. Gaudreau
the keys to West High should be reprimanded," said Beaudry.
What makes your district look bad sir is when a committee supports a candidate for a position and then politicians step in and reverse that without communicating with the folks who had hands on knowledge of a process that elected to go with Coach Gaudreau.