Somerville's Fuller resigns post

Somerville's Fuller resigns post


Somerville's Fuller resigns post


Somerville High School football coach Skip Fuller has resigned.

Fuller said that he handed in his resignation Monday. The Somerville Board of Education was expected to accept the resignation at its meeting Tuesday night.

Fuller said Tuesday that his decision was based on another job opportunity. He declined to talk about his two years as head coach. Somerville Athletics Director Scott Hade didn’t comment.

The Pioneers went 2-18 in his reign, 0-10 this past season. It was just the second time in the program’s 100-plus year history it suffered a winless season.

Somerville will start the 2014 season with the area’s longest losing streak of 12 games.

Fuller replaced Greg Arakelian in the winter of 2012. Arakelian was dismissed by former principal Corey Jones, ending Arakelian’s 18-year association with the team. Arakelian spent the last five seasons as Pioneers head coach after serving as Kevin Carty Sr.’s top assistant for 13 years.

Fuller, a 1985 Somerville High graduate and member of the school’s hall of fame, went on to play at West Virginia. He was head strength and conditioning coach at Rutgers for 12 years.


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