Beverly hires Shairs as boys' hockey coach


Beverly High School announced today that it's hired Justin Shairs as its new boys' hockey head coach, in a release from athletic director James Coffey sent to local media.

Shairs replaces Bob Gilligan, who retired after last season when the Panthers won the Division 2 state championship.

Here's more from today's release:

Justin Shairs has been named the new Boy's Varsity ice Hockey Coach at Beverly High School. Justin is a Beverly High School graduate of the class of 1999, where he was a three sport captain in football, hockey and lacrosse. Justin went on to St. Anselm College where he was a four-year varsity lacrosse player and a two-time captain. Justin is a member of the Beverly High School Hall of Fame.

Justin has coached football, ice hockey and lacrosse for many years. Justin has coached football, ice hockey and lacrosse over the past ten years. He has been an assistant coach for the Beverly Hockey team under Coach Bob Gilligan for the past 10 years.

Justin is a graduate of St. Anselm College with a degree in Criminal Justice. He is employed as police officer in the Beverly Police Department. Justin and his wife Meghan reside in Beverly.