Phil Bourassa, who led Bonny Eagle to the Western Class A boys’ basketball finals four straight seasons, resigned Wednesday as head coach.

Bourassa said he told his team Wednesday.

“It was not an easy decision,” said Bourassa. “It was emotional talking to the team. The seniors on the team were in the sixth grade when I became head coach. I’ve seen them all the way up.”

Asked why he resigned, Bourassa said: “There are a lot of factors, but the main one is that I want to help with my family’s business. This will free up more time to do that.”

Bourassa’s family owns and runs the Kebek 3 Motel in Old Orchard Beach. Bourassa will continue teaching physical education and health at Bonny Eagle.

“My parents are looking to step away from the business. My sister is running the motel. I’ll be able to help her out,” he said.

Bourassa, 29, coached Bonny Eagle for six seasons with his team qualifying for the tournament in five of those seasons. From 2011 through 2014, the Scots lost to Cheverus, Deering, South Portland and Portland in the regional final.

The Scots’ season ended Tuesday night with a 66-61 loss to Westbrook in the preliminary round.

Bourassa coached Dustin Cole and Ben Malloy for four seasons. Cole finished his career as the SMAA’s all-time leading scorer with 1,812 points and Malloy went over the 1,000-point mark late in the season, becoming the fourth Bonny Eagle boy to surpass that milestone.

“It’s hard to believe, but my six seasons is the longest tenured basketball coach in Bonny Eagle history,” said Bourassa.

Bourassa’s teams were known for their up-tempo style and ability to shoot the 3-pointer.

Bourassa said he plans to still be involved in coaching with Next Level Athlete, a national program based in Texas that helps develop high school athletes as prospective college scholarship athletes.

Bourassa was a football and basketball standout at Biddeford. He won the James J. Fitzpatrick Trophy in 2004 as Maine’s top high school football player. Bourassa was a quarterback, defensive back and return specialist. He was a point guard in basketball and played at Plymouth State College, where he graduated from.