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Lamusta new Lynnfield football coach

LYNNFIELD — Pat Lamusta, a 2008 Lynnfield High graduate, will  be the new football coach for the Pioneers.

Lamusta was captain of the football, basketball and lacrosse teams while at Lynnfield.

“I am mapping it out and taking it one step at a time,” Lamusta said Sunday. “I look forward to a great opportunity succeeding Neal Weidman, who brought Lynnfield football back to prominence.”

Lamusta played college football at Framingham State University after transferring from UMass and earned a degree in history and business administration.  He has been employed at Lynnfield High as a teacher since graduating in 2013.

He said he entered the coaching ranks after he received a phone call from Weidman shortly after Weidman learned he was teaching at Lynnfield High. He signed on initially as a volunteer defensive backs and receivers coach for the football team in the fall of 2014, the year the Pioneers lost in the state semifinals to Holliston.

“It’s just surreal in a way and I am so glad to be back in Lynnfield ,” Lamusta said.  “ I have my first official meeting with the team this week and will be mapping out our summer strategy and 7-v-7 schedule so it’s an exciting time.”

Right now, however, Lamusta is banking on helping as an assistant coach of the Pioneers’ boys lacrosse team under head coach Joe Papagni.

“We had a good week and were 2-1, and we hope if we can continue to improve as we have been to get back to the tournament,” he said.

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