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Scott Rousseau, who turned Falmouth’s boys’ hockey program into a powerhouse, was named recently as the new coach of the Cheverus girls’ program. Rousseau coached the Yachtsmen for 13 seasons, won 200 games, reached four regional finals and set the stage for a one-time Class B competitor to become two-time Class A champions. Rousseau replaces Kent Hulst, who coached the Stags for one season, leading them to a 12-8 record and a trip to the South Region semifinals.
“I’m pretty excited about it,” said Rousseau, a one-time standout player at St. Dominic Academy, who owns two Play It Again Sports stores in the area. “My children (nine-year-old son, Jackson, seven-year-old daughter Caroline, and five-year-old daughter Sydney) all go to St. Brigid School and will go to Cheverus. (Athletic director) Gary (Hoyt) brought the idea to me and how could I say no? My kids can be team helpers and look up to 20 older sisters. Coaching has to be a bigger goal than just winning a championship. To me, it’s about the relationships with the players and the impact we have on each others’ lives. We’ll try to be the best team we can be and develop the best players and young women we can. It’ll be fun.”