Tom Fiorini compiled a 108-57 record in 12 years as the boys’ lacrosse coach at South Portland. Shawn Patrick Ouellette/Staff photographer

Tom Fiorini has resigned after 12 seasons as the South Portland High boys’ lacrosse coach.

Fiorini had been the varsity coach since 2008. He led the Red Riots to the 2014 Class A title and a runner-up finish in 2015.

“I still have the energy, passion and desire to coach,” Fiorini said. “But I have two sons playing (NCAA) Division I lacrosse, and if you know me, I want to be at their games.”

Jack Fiorini plays for Syracuse University. His brother, David, is a freshman at UMass Lowell. Both Fiorinis played for their father at South Portland.

The resignation was announced Thursday by Athletic Director Todd Livingston. Fiorini said he’s confident the program is in good shape, with strong participation at the youth and middle school levels.

“It was hard to leave, but Todd and I talked and at the end of the day, we both agreed it was the right decision,” said Fiorini, who left the door open to a return to coaching.

Under Fiorini, South Portland had a record of 108-57, making the playoffs the past 11 seasons.


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