Plymouth Regional High School (New Hampshire)
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|Plymouth Regional High School|
|86 Old Ward Bridge Rd.
Plymouth, New Hampshire, 03264
|Motto||Pride and Tradition|
|Color(s)||Navy blue and white|
Coordinates: Plymouth Regional High School (PRHS) is a public secondary school in Plymouth, New Hampshire, United States. Surrounding towns that attend PRHS are Ashland, Holderness, Campton, Rumney, Wentworth, Warren, Ellsworth, Waterville Valley and Thornton. Bruce Parsons is the current principal. The facility, opened in 1970, is located on Old Ward Bridge Road in Plymouth. It also housed Plymouth Elementary School until 1990. Plymouth Regional was known as Plymouth Area High School until 1991. The school colors are navy blue and white.
The school is a part of the Pemi-Baker Regional School District, which houses Plymouth Regional High School and the Pemi-Baker Academy, an alternative school. Both schools are governed by a 13-member school board, elected at large by the voters in the member communities and providing proportional representation for those communities in the financing and governing of the high school. The Pemi-Baker Regional School district belongs to SAU (School Administrative Unit) 48, which also oversees the elementary schools in Plymouth, Holderness, Rumney, Campton, Waterville Valley, Thornton, and Wentworth. Warren and Ashland are not part of the same SAU.
As of fall 2014, there were 684 students enrolled in Plymouth Regional High School. There were 177 freshmen, 168 sophomores, 167 juniors and 172 seniors. Plymouth also accepts students from Newfound Regional High School for Career Technical Education program. They offer up Mechanics, Health Science, and Culinary Arts. There are currently 23 CTE students from Newfound who attend Plymouth.
Student activities at PRHS include many clubs, a national honor society chapter, a competitive theatre program, an award winning chapter of YMCA's Youth and Government program, and a student senate.
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Plymouth's football team is currently coached by Christopher Sanborn, who has been the head coach since 2014. The previous coach, Chuck Lenahan, won 20 state championships during his 43-year tenure as head football coach at Plymouth. On September 13, 2008, Lenahan recorded his 300th win. The Bobcats owned the nation's longest winning streak (57) until the streak was snapped by Kennett High of Conway on September 18, 2010. Plymouth also owned a 46-game winning streak from 2000-2004. Lenahan is regarded as one of the great high school football coaches of all-time and he is the winningest high school football coach of all-time in the New England region. During Lenahan's final season as head coach in 2013, he led the Bobcats to an 11-1 record and a second straight state championship. Lenahan officially retired with an overall record of 356-70-1. Lenahan is also one of only eight New England area coaches to reach 300 wins in their career. The coaches and their number of wins are listed below:
- Chuck Lenahan - 356 wins - Plymouth (NH) (1971-2013)
- Rod Wotten - 342 wins - Marshwood (ME), and St. Thomas Aquinas (NH) (1963-2010)
- Ed McCarthy - 332 wins - West Haven (CT) and St. Joseph (CT) (1971-2014)
- Ken LaChapelle - 329 wins - Northbridge (MA) (Active) (1976–Present)
- Armond Colombo - 322 wins - Archbishop Williams (MA) and Brockton (MA) (1960-2003)
- Bill Mignault - 321 wins - Ledyard (CT) and Waterford (CT) (1959-1963, 1966-2007)
- Lou Marinelli - 319 wins - New Canaan (CT) (1976–Present)
- Bill Broderick - 304 wins - Cambridge Rindge & Latin (MA), Haverhill (MA) and Salem (MA) (1908-1942, 1949)
- State Champions - 1951, 1967, 1969, 1972, 1975, 1977, 1980, 1994, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2012, 2013, 2016
- Undefeated Seasons - 1972, 1975, 1980, 1994, 1997, 1998, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2012
Plymouth's soccer program has begun to show great improvement over past seasons as the region's young talent begins to sprout. The primary feeder club of the junior varsity and varsity levels is the Pemi-Baker Soccer Club. A small amount of student athletes are also involved in US Soccer's Olympic Development Program and state teams.
- "Plymouth Courses that are offered to Newfound students." (PDF). Plymouth Regional High School.