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updated: 10/21/2013 10:37 AM

Hampshire's Cavanaugh to retire

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  • Hampshire football coach Dan Cavanaugh will retire at the end of the season after 25 years as the Whip-Purs' head coach.

    Hampshire football coach Dan Cavanaugh will retire at the end of the season after 25 years as the Whip-Purs' head coach.
    John Starks | Staff Photographer

 
 

Hampshire football coach Dan Cavanaugh's 25th season will be his last, he said.

Cavanaugh, who planned to retire as a teacher at the end of the school year, will also retire as coach when the season ends.

The veteran goes out on a winning note. The playoff bound Whip-Purs (6-2) sealed their first postseason bid since 2008 and ninth under Cavanaugh with a convincing 42-7 home win over Johnsburg last Friday. It was Hampshire's third straight victory.

Cavanaugh chose not to comment on his retirement, saying he wants to keep the spotlight on his players. The Whip-Purs play their final tune-up for the Class 5A playoffs at Cary-Grove on Friday.

Cavanaugh's career record is 121-120, highlighted by the Class 2A state championship in 1995.

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