Coaches

Nothing but Net in the Coaches Corner

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.

Coach Bob Tankard Resigns After Decade on the Sidelines

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.

Bob Tankard Means to Win In Work with Vineyard Youth

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.