New Hampshire Hardball

Windham’s Gravell resigns

Leo Gravell may coach baseball next spring, but it won’t be at Windham High School.

Gravell said he resigned as Windham’s varsity baseball coach late last week, and told his former players about his decision shortly after speaking with Windham athletic director Jon Hall.

“I’m not sure how public I want to be about the reasons, but it was nothing bad – it was on my own volition,” he said. “It was really tough because I love that town. It was none of the negative stuff that would drive somebody out. It was all positive.”

Gravell said he does plan to coach again.

“I think I will end up somewhere, hopefully sooner rather than later,” he said. “I anticipate doing something again, yes.”

Gravell, 54, played baseball at Andover (Mass.) High School, and was an assistant coach at Tewksbury (Mass.) High School and at UNH for one season before the school eliminated that program. He joined the Windham staff as an assistant in 2015 and took over as the program’s head coach in 2017.

Windham, a Division II program until it moved to Division I beginning with the 2018-19 school year, qualified for postseason play in each of Gravell’s six seasons as head coach. The Jaguars were the 12th seed for this year’s Division I tournament and upset fifth-seeded Concord in the preliminary round. It was the team’s first tournament win as a Division I program.

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