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Ellington Soccer Coach Resigns - TheSportsDept.com

Ellington Soccer Coach Resigns

After two successful seasons as girl’s soccer coach at her alma mater, Melissa Morgan-Hostetler is stepping down from her post at Ellington High School. Morgan-Hostetler cited an increased workload related to her full-time job as a school teacher combined with a Masters Degree program in educational administration that she will be starting in the fall.

Hostetler, who was a two-time all-state player at Ellington led the Knights to a 23-9-4 record during her two seasons as coach. Prior to taking the Ellington job in 2013, Morgan-Hostetler coached 16 season at South Windsor High School and compiled an impressive 203-60-23 record with the Bobcats.

It is very difficult to leave, ‘’ Morgan-Hostetler said. “ I was very fortunate. I had amazing players, supportive parents and a fantastic administration.  I am certain this program is going to have much success this year and for many to come. ‘’

No successor has been named and  EHS Athletic Director Tim McCluskey said Hostetler will indeed be missed. “We are very sad to see her go. In the short time at EHS she has worked with the girls to put this program back on a path for success,’’ McCluskey said. “We will miss her enthusiasm and genuine love of soccer and high school athletics. “

Varsity practice begins at Ellington on August 26th and the Knights open the regular season at home on Friday, September 11 vs. NCCC rival Enfield.




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