Billerica hires Sigsbury as head football coach

Billerica High Athletic Director Dave Lezenski announced this afternoon the hiring of Boston Cathedral's Duane Sigsbury as the Indians' new head football coach.

Considered one of the foremost offensive minds north of Boston, Sigsbury won MIAA Super Bowls as offensive coordinator at Woburn (2005) and Reading (2009) before taking over the Panthers' program in 2011 and taking them to back-to-back Super Bowls, winning the Division 4A title in 2012.

Sigsbury replaces Rich McKenna, who stepped down this past winter after one season at the helm going 2-9.

Courtesy of Lezenski, here is the school's official press release on the hiring:

Duane Sigsbury was hired as Billerica's new head football coach, replacing Rich McKenna, who stepped down following one season at the school. Sigsbury comes to Billerica from Cathedral where he put his stamp on the program. In three years there, Sigsbury transformed a moribund program into an immediate contender, going 31-6 and winning the Division 4A Super Bowl in 2012.

Prior to that, Sigsbury served as offensive coordinator at both Woburn and Reading. He was the OC at Woburn from 2004-06 and the Tanners posted a 25-6 mark, winning the Middlesex League and Division 2 Super Bowl in 2005.

After a year at Merrimack College as an assistant, Sigsbury returned to the Middlesex League and spent three years at Reading. During that time, the Rockets were 36-2 and won the Division 2 Super Bowl in 2009.

"I've always been impressed with the Billerica football program, Sigsbury said. "I coached against them when I was at Woburn and they were tough kids who played very hard. Then I would see them at preseason camps and always came away from that wondering what it would be like to coach a group of kids like that and here we are today with that opportunity."

Athletic Director Dave Lezenski was looking for an energetic type to regenerate the program and feels he hit a home run with the hiring of Sigsbury.

"He's excitable, his knowledge of the game and his love for the kids are things which jump out," Lezenski said. "I've seen his teams play at Cathedral, Woburn and Reading where he was a key part of the successes at all three places."