Former Massachusetts U.S. Senator and Ambassador to New Zealand Scott Brown has a new job: high school basketball coach.

On Wednesday, Amesbury High School made the announcement that Brown will replace Gregg Dollas, who stepped down after leading the team to its first championship, according to coverage by the Newburyport Daily News. Brown is no stranger to the school, as he has been a substitute teacher, according to the Associated Press.

"I am excited to join the great tradition of excellence at Amesbury High School,” Brown said in a statement to the Daily News.

Brown also coached a junior high team from Rye for two seasons.

Brown was elected U.S. Senator from Massachusetts in 2010 to fill the term of Ted Kennedy following his death. He lost a re-election race in 2012 to Elizabeth Warren.

He and wife Gail Huff Brown moved to Rye and lost to Jeanne Shaheen in the U.S. Senate race in 2014. Brown served four years as Ambassador to New Zealand and Samoa under President Donald Trump. He then served as the dean of New England Law Boston, but stepped down in August 2021.

As speculation swirled about his next political move, wife Gail announced her own run in the First Congressional District Republican primary. She finished third behind Karoline Leavitt and Matt Mower.

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