Quick addendum to yesterday’s news that Tebucky Jones had resigned as New Britain’s head coach after three seasons.
He resigned, but Jones told the Hartford Courant he did so under duress.
“I was forced to resign,” he told reporter Tom Yantz on Saturday.
Jones, a Register All-State back who led New Britain to a 1992 state championship before a stellar college and professional career, told The Courant that ‘politics’ cut short his stay at his alma mater.
He laid most of the blame on Carlos Piña, a member of the New Britain Board of Education.
“There’s group of people that has been slandering me since I started,” Jones told The Courant. “He [Piña] is the main guy. … He’s the same guy who also belittles the players. It’s like the Garden of Eden, and he’s the serpent. … Politics shouldn’t be involved in high school football.”
Athletic director Len Corto called Tebucky’s resignation “a loss for New Britain.”
Read the full story in the Courant, which also confirms that Matt Cersomino has taken over for his father, Rob, as the head coach at Conard.
Cersosimo, who coached at UConn before joining his father’s staff, is the second of eight Connecticut coaching vacancies filled. Stratford was the other.
The remaining vacancies are: New Britain, Rocky Hill, Law, Pomperaug and Masuk.
Manchester also posted a job opening this week. Clayton Hillyer coached the program on an interim basis last season.