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Bill McGregor returns to DeMatha to be new head football coach

Longtime football coach Bill McGregor returns to DeMatha after leaving in 2011.

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DeMatha announced on Friday that former longtime coach Bill McGregor will replace Elijah Brooks as the Stags’ football head coach, according to Washington Post’s reporter Samantha Pell.

McGregor spent 29 years being the head coach at DeMatha before resigning in 2011. McGregor made the Stags a national powerhouse, as he put together a 278-40-3 record and won 17 Washington Catholic Athletic Conference championships.

McGregor returns to DeMatha weeks after Brooks announced his decision to become the new running backs coach at the University of Maryland. McGregor spent the past seven years as an assistant coach at Gilman and St. Frances Academy.

“We are happy to welcome Bill back,” DeMatha President James Day told the Washington Post. “Coach brings with him a wealth of experience, skills and a deep commitment to the DM mission.”

According to Pell, the top four candidates for DeMatha’s head coaching position were assistants Josh Wilson and Justin Cunningham and Bishop Ireton athletic director Bryce Bevill.

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