MacGillivray steps down as head coach of senior Bearcats baseball team

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Scott MacGillivray has stepped down as head coach of the Truro Bearcats senior men's baseball team.

TRURO – Scott MacGillivray has resigned as head coach of the Truro Bearcats senior men’s baseball team.

MacGillivray coached the team for the past two seasons and missed the playoffs both years.

“I take full responsibility for the team not making the playoffs the past two years,” MacGillivray said in a news release issued by the team. “My goal was to return the team back to the playoffs but I was unable to achieve that. This business is about winning, and if you don’t win changes have to be made. I wish the club well in 2013.”

MacGillivray will stay on as president of the team until mid April to help the club prepare for the 2013 season.

James MacPherson will replace MacGillivray. MacPherson was head coach of the Bearcats in 2005 when he was a co-winner of the league’s coach of the year award. He served as assistant coach from 2009 to 2011.

Under MacGillivray, the Bearcats posted a dismal 14-46 record over two seasons. It must be noted, however, the Bearcats were rebuilding the team both years and featured rosters which included many young players who were just getting their feet wet in senior ball.

MacGillivray, who has 25 years of coaching experience in the local area, will continue as coach of the CEC Cougars high school baseball team in 2013 and will work with Truro minor baseball this summer.

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