Stamford High School has agreed to restore Jamar Greene as its head football coach, according to multiple reports from Fairfield County.
According to the Stamford Advocate, Greene, whose contract was terminated after last season, made a successful appeal to the school board and his teacher’s union and was allowed to return. The Ruden Report was the first with the story.
“I am relieved and happy the process is over. I’m looking forward to going back to work,” Greene told the Advocate. “We missed six months of prep during the process but I’m excited to get back to work.”
Greene, a Stamford alumnus, became the city’s first black football coach when he was hired in 2013. Stamford had one of its best seasons in recent memory when it went 7-4 in 2014.
The program, however, was hit with a rash of transfers — including a team captain — prior to the 2015 season. Stamford finished 3-6.
Greene’s job was posted in January and he was forced to reapply. Green was one of three finalists out of 14 applicants. Then, in April, athletic director Jim Moriarty and principal Ray Manka announced they would be terminating Greene’s contract to select a new coach.