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Sean Driscoll not returning as Winthrop football coach

Winthrop High has not renewed the contract of varsity football coach Sean Driscoll, a 1986 alum who has spent the past 20 seasons on the Viking sideline, the first nine as an assistant.

Driscoll, 50, was informed last week that he would not be retained after a 2-9 season.

The director of Parks & Recreation in Winthrop, Driscoll was 60-72 overall, headlined by a 10-1 finish in 2014 in which he directed to the Northeastern Conference title.

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Prior to his arrival at Winthrop, he coached at Burlington High for five seasons.

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“It’s been a good run,” said Driscoll, who served as an assistant at Burlington for five seasons before returning to Winthrop.

“Winthrop will always be a special place and home to me. I’m indebted to the community. The culture has changed at this school and we live in a different age where parents have a lot more to say. It’s probably a good time to go.”

Driscoll will consider taking a year off from the sideline, but he wants to coach again if an opportunity arises.

Nate Weitzer can be reached at nathaniel.weitzer@globe.com.