Sep 15, 2014 11:10 PM

No reason given for Nashua South girls volleyball coaching change

NASHUA – The season is barely 10 days old, but Nashua High School South already has a new girls varsity volleyball coach. Nashua Athletic Director Lisa Gingras on Monday would not comment on the status of longtime Panthers coach Bonny Ducharme, except to say “She’s not here” and said that former junior varsity coach Wayne Siejkowski had taken over the varsity program for the foreseeable future. Siejowski, who played and coached the sport in Wisconsin, had just joined the program this year, along with freshman coach Katie Gabriel. Gingras said the pair will split sub-varsity duties as long as necessary. Is there any timetable for Ducharme’s return, if at all? “That has yet to be determined,” Gingras said.”Wayne is taking the program over indefinitely.” There is one rumor that Ducharme has been indefinitely suspended, which Gingras would neither confirm or deny. “I didn’t say she was suspended,” she said, and when asked if this could be a permanent change, said “No comment.” It’s rare that school officials comment on personnel issues. The Panthers fell to 0-5 on the season with a 3-1 loss against Goffstown on Monday night, and have won only three games total in those matches. Gingras said the players and coach are all making the adjustment. “Obviously anytime there’s a change in the middle of a season, it’s difficult for the new coach as well as the kids,” Gingras said.


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