UTICA, N.Y. - Notre Dame High School head football coach Byron Abraham has stepped down from the position he's held the last ten years. The 2010 Inductee of the Greater Utica Sports Hall of Fame confirmed to NEWSChannel 2 Thursday that's he is no longer the Jugglers head coach.
ND Principal Sister Anna Mae Collins, in a statement released by the school Thursday stated about Coach's Abraham's resignation, "We wish Coach Abraham the best in his future endeavors, and the search for a new head coach will begin immediately."
The move comes just weeks after the former Juggler and SU player was suspended by the school for a game after he refused to put four players, who missed the entire week of practice while participating in an ROTC program, in the team's home game against Clinton.
Abraham missed Notre Dame's loss to Sherburne-Earlville, but came back for the regular season finale against Mount Markham. The Jugglers made the Class C sectional tournament as the eight seed and upset top seeded Syracuse IT in the first round, before falling to General Brown in the semifinals.
In his ten years as head coach, Abraham's record at Notre Dame finished at 55-37, with eight straight playoff appearances.