New Head Football Coach Looks to Build on Relationships
Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School new football coach Tony Mottola doesn’t bark at his players during practice.
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Chatinover Recognized With Swim Coach Award
Jonathan Chatinover has been awarded the Winter Boys south assistant coach of the year.
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High School Names New Head Football Coach
The Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School has found a new head football coach in Tony Mottola, a former member of the Las Vegas Raiders coaching staff.
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Retirement Redux for Coach Don Herman
On Sunday evening, at the season-end football banquet, Don Herman announced his retirement after 32 years coaching football at the regional high school. It was the second time for the longtime coach to retire.
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Warm Tribute for Retiring Longtime Coach
A 7-6 lead took the Vineyarders into the second half against Dennis-Yarmouth Saturday. But at halftime, the game became about more than what was on the scoreboard.
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New Boys Tennis Coach Fueled by His Own Vineyard Legacy
When Kevin Lewis played tennis as a student at Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School, his coach Tom Rabbit said to him that if he tried he would be successful.
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Coach Bob Tankard Resigns After Decade on the Sidelines
Mike Kolleth
Robert Tankard is calling it quits af­ter eight years as head coach of the Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School football team.
News of his resignation, following a 27-14 loss to Nantucket Saturday, came as a shock to his players, football fans and the high school athletic de­partment.
“I’ve been thinking about it for quite awhile. My wife knew about it and so did my coaches,” Mr. Tankard told the Gazette Sunday. “It has noth­ing to do with our record this season or the game Saturday.
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Bob Tankard Means to Win In Work with Vineyard Youth
Elaine Lembo
Personal victories are what Bob Tankard cares about. He relies on them, he says, because they are messages that validate life and each person’s place on earth. Bob Tankard is the Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School football coach.
He’s got the winner’s attitude and it just won’t quit.
When Bob Tankard says “I have a firm belief” or when he says “I mean it, I really mean it,” he clenches black hands into tight fists and squeezes his dark, merry eyes shut.
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Nothing but Net in the Coaches Corner
Ivy Ashe

It’s basketball season, and Maureen Hill is on the move. This year is her first as head varsity coach for the regional high school girls’ basketball team, but she’s still coaching the middle school girls’ travel team that last year went 23-2 and made the state tournament finals. Afternoons are packed with basketball practices as she zips back and forth between the high school and the middle schools for drills and scrimmages.

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Jay Schofield, Beloved Coach, Is Set to Retire
Chris Burrell
If you came into gym class at the regional high school looking for Jay Schofield, it might take a minute to find him. He's not out in the center of the floor with the other two gym teachers.
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