Our Coaching Staff

Meet the 2023/24 Coaches

In order to build a successful program, it is vitally important to develop an atmosphere where EVERY individual feels as though they are important to the success of the program. This applies to coaches, players and managers.  From the starting quarterback to the third string tackle on Junior Varsity team – every one contributes something to the program. Our talented coaching staff brings this philosophy to the field every day.

Coach T.J. Byrne

Coach Byrne joins the Hingham High School athletic department.
More information to come soon – check back over the Summer for all updates regarding the 2023/24 season.

Rich Terres – Head Freshman Coach / Varsity Assistant

Coach Terres grew up in Lansing, Michigan and was a two-time All-League tight end/defensive end for Lansing Catholic Central High School.  He graduated from Michigan State University and earned his MBA from Northeastern University.  He has coached youth sports teams in Denver, Toronto, and Hingham.  Coach Terres spent five years with Hingham Youth Football and his teams reached the playoffs four times with one Super Bowl appearance.  Coach Terres joined the HHS coaching staff in 2014.  He and his wife, Robin, and their three children (all HHS graduates) have lived in Hingham for over 15 years.

Photo taken by Mary Ellen Jones

Drew Pace – Varsity Assistant/Defensive Backs/Wide Receivers – Head Strength and Conditioning

Coach Pace grew up in Torrington, CT where he played football and baseball, earning All-League, All-State and Nutmeg Bowl Football All-Star Game recognition. He attended Yale University, playing both football and baseball, and was a member of two Ivy League Championship football teams and recipient of the Gerald R. Ford Scholar-Athlete award. He received his MBA from the Tuck School at Dartmouth, followed by a career in the financial services industry. Coach Pace spent many years coaching youth football, basketball, and baseball in Hingham before joining the high school program. In addition to coaching football, Drew serves as a strength and conditioning coach for the football team as well as several other Hingham High School teams. He lives with his wife Sue and their two children in Hingham.

Matthew Stephansky – Freshman Defensive Coordinator

Coach Stephansky grew up in Hingham where he played football at HHS. While at Hingham, he was named captain and became very involved with the off season lifting program where he learned to motivate and engage his fellow teammates. Coach Stephansky went on to college where he graduated with a B.A. in Psychology from UMASS Boston and a Masters in Public Administration from Suffolk University. Coach Stephansky and his wife currently have two young children in the Hingham public school system. This is Coach Stephansky’s first season coaching and he is looking forward to continuing to promote the high standards of Hingham Harbormen Football for years to come.

Thank you to our retired coaches

Robert Noble – Varsity Assistant – Offense / Quarterback Coach

Coach Noble rejoined Hingham High School in 2019, having served as our quarterback coach in 2016-17.  A former stand-out high school football player, Coach Noble gained extensive coaching experience beginning in the Quincy Youth Football program and then joining the Quincy High football program where he rose to the position of head coach.  While at Quincy, he earned multiple “Coach of the Year” awards, notched record wins against North Quincy in their traditional Thanksgiving Day game and was inducted into the Quincy/North Quincy High Hall of Fame.  After stepping down as the Quincy head coach, Coach Noble went on to help Marshfield’s football program (2008-2015) win two State Championships as their quarterback coach.

Coach Noble retired after 28 years of teaching at Quincy High School.  He is married (48 years!) to wife, Donna. Proud father of Chris, Elizabeth, and Kathryn. Loving grandfather of Macayla Noble, Devon, and Meredith Gatz. Greatgrandfather to Aliyah and Ava.