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Cheshire High School head football coach Mark Ecke announced on Monday night that he has decided to resign from his position.
Ecke, who has been head coach since 1995, apparently decided to resign rather than face a termination hearing with members of the Board of Education. Ecke has come under scrutiny in the last few weeks following an outburst at a lacrosse game in Glastonbury on May 3. Ecke’s son, who plays on the team, was apparently blindsided by an opposing player and injured, and it sent Ecke into a tirade against officials.
Superintendent of Schools Dr. Greg Florio would not comment on the situation, but sources said Ecke was given an ultimatum to either resign or be fired. Apparently Ecke resisted, and a termination hearing was to be held with the Board of Education. Now, however, with Ecke decided to step down, there will be no need for a hearing.
Read more about this story in this week’s Cheshire Herald.