After two years at the helm of the Vikings, Mark Palmieri has been released of his duties as head coach of the Lyndon Institute football team. The school posted the job opening to their website on Tuesday.
Palmieri took the job for the 2014 season after Dan Nolan left for a coaching job in Texas. The Vikings were coming off a state runner-up campaign but Palmieri took the reins of a youthful Vikings squad after a bulk of starters graduated.
“The Lyndon Institute community is extremely appreciative to the love, passion and commitment that Coach Palmieri had for Vikings’ football. I am proud to have worked with him these last two years,” LI Headmaster Daren Houck said via email. Further information on the release of Palmieri was not disclosed by the school. Houck did add, “We do not have a specific fill date in mind, but we expect to begin receiving resumes almost immediately and will act as swiftly as we can while also being careful and responsible in the hiring process. Football is the gateway sport to our school year for many in the community and we want to ensure that we find someone who fully believes in our Purpose, Promise and Principles and will be committed to Lyndon Institute as a whole.”
Palmieri earned just three wins over his two seasons as Vikings coach. He could not be reached for an interview.