W-H's Methven hired by Stonehill women's hoop

Whitman-Hanson head girls basketball and girls lacrosse coach Megan Methven will be leaving both posts, after accepting an assistant women's basketball coach job at her alma mater Stonehill College.

W-H Athletic Director Bob Rodgers passed along the following release to the Boston area media regarding Methven's departure:

WHITMAN -- Whitman-Hanson’s loss will be Stonehill College’s gain. Girls Basketball and Girls Lacrosse Coach Megan Methven has accepted an assistant coach position at her alma mater and will be leaving her duties as a math teacher and both coaching positions at Whitman-Hanson Regional High School.

“This is bitter sweet. I am very happy for Megan and I know she will do a great job at Stonehill. But at the same time, I am sorry to lose such a wonderful coach and terrific role model for our student-athletes,” Whitman-Hanson Athletic Director Bob Rodgers said. “Megan was a fierce competitor who was always prepared. I believe she got the most out of both teams she coached.”

Methven served as the girls varsity lacrosse coach the past two seasons and the team made the post season both years. This past winter after serving as an assistant coach the previous two years, she took over for hall of fame basketball coach Jim Daley and led a very young team through a rebuilding year which saw the team remain in contention for the state tournament until the final week of the season.

“I have enjoyed the opportunities that I have had at Whitman-Hanson. It has been an incredible place to work and I am so appreciative of all my time there. I will miss the kids that I have coached for the last three years. I have established a great rapport with these student-athletes and have enjoyed every minute they have given me. I hope that I have left the same impression on them that they have left on me. They have taught me so much. It is tough to leave but I feel this is a great starting point that will help me pursue my goals of coaching at the collegiate level,” Methven said.

Whitman-Hanson will begin their search for a new coach immediately. “As with every program here at our school, we want to find the best people to work with our students. We want coaches who understand our commitment to the concept of the student-athlete while at the same time fostering a commitment to excellence,” Rodgers said.