Phil Heyn, 35, recently gave Revere Athletic Director Bill Schumacher a letter of resignation as football coach.
Heyn, who previously served as Revere’s baseball coach, guided the Minutemen’s football team for the past three seasons and compiled a 4-26 record. He was an assistant coach the previous nine seasons.
“This was a difficult decision to come to as this was my dream job but, in the end, I believe it is what is best for the program at this particular time,” said Heyn, a 1996 Revere graduate who lettered three years apiece as a quarterback in football and shortstop and catcher in baseball.
“I feel a new coach can immediately inject new energy into a team with great potential.”
Heyn is a history teacher at Revere. He spent six seasons as baseball coach and posted a record of 89-66. The Minutemen posted records of 18-11, 18-8 and 19-8 during his final three seasons from 2008-2010.
“Although I am stepping down from the program, I am not stepping away from it,” Heyn said. “This program has been a large and important part of my life for over 20 years and I hope to continue to be part of the program by coaching at a lower level and assisting with other tasks wherever I am needed.”
Heyn said he will spend more time with his wife, Amy, and their 17-month-old daughter, Madison.