Top Stories 2012: Greeley Coach Resigns Under a Cloud

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Horace Greeley High School football captain Teddy Graves (at podium) was joined by teammates in support of coach Bill Tribou at a Board of Education meeting May 1.
Horace Greeley High School football captain Teddy Graves (at podium) was joined by teammates in support of coach Bill Tribou at a Board of Education meeting May 1. Photo Credit: Brian Marschhauser
Horace Greeley High School football players practice on Aug. 26 at Recreation Field in Chappaqua.
Horace Greeley High School football players practice on Aug. 26 at Recreation Field in Chappaqua. Photo Credit: Brian Marschhauser

CHAPPAQUA, N.Y. ‒ The Chappaqua Daily Voice will lead into the new year by counting down, in no particular order, the top 10 stories from 2012.

The Chappaqua community rallied in April when long-time Horace Greeley High School football coach Bill Tribou was suddenly suspended by the district for reasons that were never disclosed.

The suspension was heavily criticized by past and present football players who protested the district's decision at Board of Education meetings. Frustration among community members continued to grow due to the unspecified nature of Tribou's absence.

Superintendent Lyn McKay and school board members responded to the community by reiterating their position that Tribou's absence was a legal matter they could not discuss in order to protect the coach's privacy.

A few weeks before the start of the 2012 season, Tribou agreed to resign after more than 25 years as a coach and teacher in the district.

Tribou has since taken a position coaching linebackers at Peekskill High School.

Greeley football team tried to put its rocky off-season in the rearview mirror under the leadership of interim coach Tim Sullivan, a 1989 Greeley graduate who worked as an assistant coach for nearly two decades. But the team finished the season with just one win.

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