Shardlow steps down as Falmouth coach

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FALMOUTH—After one year and four games, Jon Shardlow is no longer the coach of the Falmouth girls’ soccer team.

Falmouth High athletic director Todd Livingston confirmed Thursday that Shardlow stepped down.

“Ultimately, because of philosophical differences, (Jon) thought is was in the best interest of the program to resign,” Livingston said. “It wasn’t the school’s decision. I’m thankful that I had the opportunity to work with him. He put a great deal of time into the program and I’d like to thank him.”

The Yachtsmen made it to the Western B Final a year ago, losing to York, and won their first three games in 2010 before falling, 3-2, at Yarmouth Saturday night. After undisclosed issues came to a head in the aftermath of that contest, Shardlow stepped down.

Falmouth, which won, 7-0, at Wells Thursday, is being coached by assistant John Meek on an interim basis.

“We plan to move forward with the coaches we have in place,” said Livingston.

Shardlow, a graduate of Waynflete (Class of 1991) and Manhattanville College, won a Class D (2004) and Class C (2008) state championship as the Waynflete girls’ coach.

Shardlow declined to comment on the record at this time.

The Yachtsmen have won five Class B state championships since 2001. The program now has as many coaching changes in that span.

The Forecaster will have more on this story in next week’s print edition.

Sports Editor Michael Hoffer can be reached at mhoffer@theforecaster.net

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