BC local connections changed this week, as Paul Zukauskas stepped down as head coach for Lawrence Academy. According to an article in the Boston Globe he is leaving the school to work with a start up.
Lawrence Academy has become quite the local pipeline for the Boston College Eagles. One of the big reasons has been due to head coach Paul Zukauskas relationship with his alma mater. He played for the Eagles, and over the past three years has sent a number of players to the Heights including running back A.J. Dillon, four star offensive lineman Finn Dirstine, tight end/wide receiver Chris Garrison, and offensive lineman Eddy Fish.
A.J. Dillon was interviewed by the Globe and had nothing buy glowing things to say about his former coach:
“Coach Z, I looked at him like a second dad,” said Dillon.
“Going from a public school where I’ve been all my life, to going two hours away to a boarding school at Lawrence Academy, that relationship between me and him didn’t necessarily need to be as close as it was. But Coach Zukauskas cares a lot about his players. I’m a big family person, and over the years I’ve gotten closer and closer, and I look to him like a father figure.
Lawrence Academy has yet to name another coach, but BC is going to want to stay in good shape with the staff. The school consistently is a top ISL school, and has produced some excellent talent.