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Christopher L. Gasper

Ranking the Boston sports coaches

There are thankless jobs and then there is being a professional sports head coach. It’s a job that will turn your hair gray and your face red. It is a career with fleeting job security and intense scrutiny. It’s high pay for even higher stress.

As a coach, the first instinct of fans, media, and even your employer is to second-guess your decisions and your employment status. Just ask Terry Francona. Successes are soon forgotten. Failures are recalled with regularity.

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