YORKTOWN, N.Y. - Yorktown High School guidance counselor Tim Sullivan has taken over head coaching duties at Horace Greeley High School following the departure of the school's long-time football coach last week.
Sullivan, a 1989 Greeley graduate, has been moonlighting as an assistant coach at the school for some time. He agreed to take over as head coach on an interim basis in July when Bill Tribou was placed on indefinite suspension for undisclosed reasons.
Sullivan had planned on relinquishing the position if and when Tribou was re-instated, but that never happened. Tribou agreed to resign last week after reaching a settlement with the Chappaqua Central School District. He has since taken a position coaching linebackers at Peekskill High School.
Whatever you want to call it, Im the guy right now, Sullivan said. He will remain as head coach on an interim basis for the entire 2012-13 season, but it remains to be seen if he will eventually take over the position full-time.
In addition to being a guidance counselor and head coach, Sullivan also owns Quaker Hill Tavern in Chappaqua.
"I wear a lot of hats," Sullivan said.
Sullivan, who lives in Somers with his wife and three children, said he accepted the position at Yorktown High School years ago believing he was going to be made an assistant coach with the Huskers. When that did not pan out, Tribou brought him on at Greeley.
The Greeley team will play a full-contact scrimmage Thursday at Ossining High School and opens up the 2012 season against Brewster High School on Sept. 7. Sullivan believes his team is ready to move on from the Tribou situation and leave its rocky off-season in the rear view.
Im excited about this group, because theyve worked hard and theyve had to go through hell, Sullivan said. Its been a long off-season and theres been a lot of turmoil, and I think theyre ready to hit on Thursday. Theyve been dying for this.
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