Rivers hires Bentley assistant Keohane

The Rivers School announced today that is has hired former Bentley University assistant Dan Keohane as its new football head coach.

Keohane also served on the staff at Waltham High from 1976 to 2003, the last 14 years as the Hawks' head coach. As a head coach, he compiled a 101-31-1 record and twice appeared in an MIAA Eastern Mass Super Bowl, including a thrilling 21-20 overtime win over Bridgewater-Raynham in the 1991 Division 1B Super Bowl.

“Coach Keohane is a highly qualified and passionate coach who understands not only who we are, but also what is needed to provide our football players with a quality experience,” Rivers athletic director Jim McNally said in a statement. “He is a proven professional educator who understands kids, knows how to motivate and communicate with them, and makes their needs his priority.”

Keohane replaces Rich Fisher, who early last month accepted a position as wide receivers coach at the University of Nebraska.

“This is not just a great football program but a great school,” Keohane said in the same statement. “From my first moments on campus I’ve really felt at home. I’m eager to coach a successful team and continue Rivers’ winning ways.”