NHR: Tracy resigns at Branford

And then there were 15.

The high school football coaching hot stove hasn’t finished flaring up just yet.

Mike Tracy has resigned at Branford after four seasons, according to a report by Mike Pucci of New Haven Register.

Tracy’s decision to resign is a familiar one:

Tracy has been at Branford for 11 seasons. He was the defensive coordinator under former coach Gary Gravina and helped the Hornets to back-to-back state championship appearances in 2004 and 2005. It was largely because of his defense that Branford won the 2005 Class MM title over East Lyme.

This move doesn’t come as much of a shock. I’d heard a rumor or two about Tracy leaving after this season.

As for a likely replacement, look no further than Madison and former coach Gary Gravina, who resigned in 2009 to watch and help coach his son, Cam, at Hand.

Now that Cam’s career at Hand is over, maybe Gravina’s open to coming back to the program he helped rebuild the last decade.

At least, that’s what was floating out there this season.

Anyhoo, now we’re at 15 vacancies. Anyone else?

RELATED: Dan Dunaj resigns at Torrington (and other minor coaching carousel notes).

Sean Patrick Bowley