WALLINGFORD >> The Board of Education voted unanimously Monday night to hire Cheshire resident Bill Weyrauch as the new head football coach at Lyman Hall High School.
Weyrauch, who works as a math teacher at the school, is a veteran of the Lyman Hall football program, having served as a position coach and offensive coordinator under Chip McKeehan, who stepped down after the 2011 season.
He spent the past several years away from the team so he could follow the playing careers of his sons, Brian and Bill, at Cheshire High School. Brian recently completed an All-State year as the Rams’ captain.
“I’m honored to be back,” said the elder Weyrauch, a New Jersey native who played high school football at Hunterdon Central in Flemington and his college career at Fordham University. “I think I have some ideas that the kids will buy into.”
Weyrauch replaces Aidan Lynch, who resigned last November, saying that he didn’t expect to be retained as head coach.
But Cindy Lavalette, the district’s assistant superintendent for personnel, said Monday night that any discussions of not retaining Lynch as football coach “never reached my level.”
Under the district’s chain of command, Lavalette said, any decision of that nature would have had to have been discussed with her before a decision was made not to retain someone.