First year SM East football coach Fred Bouchard resigns ahead of start to 2018 season

Fred Bouchard told his team Monday that he was stepping down as head coach to take and administrative role in Illinois.

SM East will have its third head football coach in nine months after first year coach Fred Bouchard resigned Monday, just days before the 2018 season is set to begin.

In a team meeting Monday, Bouchard told his Lancers team that he had accepted an offer to become a central office administrator at a school district in Decatur, Illinois.