has posted a 49-9-7 record in the past three seasons as Milton High girls hockey coach.
is out as Milton High School
girls hockey coach, despite a combined record of 49-9-7 over the last three seasons, including back-to-back Division 2 state runner-up finishes in 2007 and 2008.
resignation letter late last month and broke the news to her
players early this past week.
called saying goodbye to the Wildcats "one of the most difficult things I've had to do because I am so passionate about coaching."
players took it hard.
"She was upset about it," senior Katie Higgins said of Gurskis
stressed that the decision was hers, she
clearly was unhappy about breaking ties with the school, and several players said they believe that she
was nudged out the door.
acknowledged that the turn of events caught her
"I'm pretty much kind of shocked myself," Gurskis
, 38, said.
was a great coach.
went above and beyond trying to make the team better.
This past season didn't end the way we wanted it to, but Christine
was always there (for us).
always treated us with a lot of respect.
Sometimes the coach-player relationship is like father-daughter or teacher-student.
It can feel like they're talking down to you.
was never like that.
always made us feel like we were equals.
Especially me being a transfer student (as a junior), I felt like a part of the team after the first practice."
reportedly was suspended for one game this season after she
was drawn into an argument between one of her
players and a player from Braintree High.
Whoever gets the job will have to win over a largely skeptical senior class that was very attached to Gurskis