Tribou Joins Peekskill as Assistant Football Coach

Longtime ex-Greeley head coach looking forward to upcoming season.

Former Coach Bill Tribou has confirmed that he was hired to become an assistant coach at

Tribou was appointed by the Peekskill school board earlier this month - his appointment was on the agenda for its Aug. 21 meeting. The district confirmed that he was appointed then. That meeting was scheduled just one day after the Chappaqua school board scheduled a meeting to  The resignation for his gym teaching job, according to a statement released by the Chappaqua district, is effective Aug. 31 and he will be paid one year's worth of salary.

Tribou, who was a gym teacher at Greeley and its coach for roughly two decades, resigned after Neither he nor Chappaqua district officials can publicly discuss why he was suspended. His sudden removal , including football players, parents and Greeley alumni. 

Asked why he chose to come back to football shortly after leaving Greeley, Tribou explained that it's part of his lifestyle.

"Well, I'm never going to give that up, ever," he said.

Tribou said that he considered joining Peekskill before the settlement with Chappaqua was approved. That settlement focused on his gym teaching position, as opposed to his part-time, seasonal football coaching job. Tim Sullivan, his longtime assistant, took over as coach when the Chappaqua school board appointed him in August, and Tribou did not want to go a season without coaching in football.

"I had a gut feeling that it was going to end up this way," Tribou said of the outcome.

He described going to Peekskill - he contacted the district and asked about being able to coach - as "covering all bases."

Asked why he chose to resign, Tribou said it was in the best interest of he and his family. He declined to discuss the settlement further.

Tribou chose Peekskill, he explained, because he felt the team could use his support. Regarding any possible future match ups with Greeley, he felt that would be unlikely given their schedules. Tribou has not decided on whether his stint at Peekskill will go beyond this season.

Jerry Kaplan August 29, 2012 at 03:42 AM
Greeley's loss is Peekskill's gain. Another twist in Greeley's downward spiral. Chappaqua is hell with high property taxes. Ugh.
Paul Raider August 29, 2012 at 11:58 AM
The district does not suspend or fire a teacher without good reason. Remember, the schools main focus is education , not football!
Jerry Kaplan August 29, 2012 at 12:27 PM
For my sons, football under Tribou was an integral part of their education; in many ways their only positive experience. My three children have done exceedingly well in the top colleges in the country. I feel that they have accomplished this in spite of, rather than because of our school system. I'm glad you were satisfied. I was not.
Jerry Kaplan August 29, 2012 at 12:36 PM
One of my sons was suspended from school for an idiotic reason. For years, Greeley was unable to hold a high school dance without having to suspend 8 percent of one class or to employ inane rules regarding the means by which a student could be driven to and from a dance. The administration has proven it's inability to function in a reasonable manner, so I don't assume they have a good reason for any of their actions.
ROK C August 29, 2012 at 07:25 PM


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