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Kahn Chace resigns at Cardinal Spellman, blames parental harassment

Citing what he termed “parental harassment, Cardinal Spellman football coach Kahn Chace stepped down from his position this morning.

Chace made the decision following last night’s 34-3 loss to undefeated Bishop Fenwick which dropped the Crusaders to 2-3 on the season. According to eyewitness accounts, Chace was subjected to verbal abuse during and after the game.

“I’ve coached football for 19 years,” Chace said. “All I’ve ever wanted to be was a head coach close to home. I know this will affect my future, but it’s the best for my family and my mental health.”

Chace took over for the legendary Ron St. George’s after two seasons at Tri-County. The Cardinals went 3-8 in his first season, the highlight being a stunning overtime victory over St. Mary’s. Following the win, Chace was named the New England Patriots High School Coach of the Week.

Cardinal Spellman opened this year with a 12-0 win over Nantucket, before losing to Hull (27-6) and Bishop Stang (36-20). The Crusaders rebounded with a 17-6 win over Cathedral/Matignon leading up to the Bishop Fenwick setback.

“The administration has been great to me,” Chace said. “This wasn’t a one day thing either. It was 100 percent parental harassment and disrespect.”

Attempts to reach Cardinal Spellman athletic director Mike Gerrish for comment were unsuccessful, though in a text message, he said he would return the call later.

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