Elated, passionate, and dedicated; these are only a few words that begin to define the excitement I feel as I approach the 2010-2011 school year as Maine East’s Athletic Director.
I consider myself to be one of the luckiest people, as I am truly living my dream. Reflecting on my high school years, here at Maine East, I remember how athletics made a profound impact on my education as a whole. I bring with me that same enthusiasm, passion and dedication that I received. I would like to share my vision for the future of Maine East Athletics.
I would like to see children within our community’s elementary and junior high schools become excited and motivated to be a part of Maine East Athletics and enjoy the camaraderie and spirit that team sports envelops. Reaching out at this level will create more well-rounded and high-achieving students now, and in the future. They need the power of education more than ever and with an emergence of athletics in their lives, their rewards and triumphs will be continually celebrated. As these students enter into high school, I would like to be a driving force in helping them attain their goals with a strong and fundamentally sound athletic department. We will be diligent in our message that academic accountability is crucial in maintaining their athletic career. The teachers, coaches and administrators will all work together to continually drive this message home. Furthermore, I would like to motivate and energize parents, community members and business leaders to become a strong foundation for supporting our student athletes.
I realize there are residents in our district that are doubtful in regard to creating a newly found excitement about Maine East athletics, but I am fully-dedicated to making Maine East a school with highly-competitive athletics, structurally sound team building, and most importantly, well-rounded graduates with an exciting future ahead of them. Athletics is a powerful tool for teaching respect, teamwork, discipline, trust and dedication. Combining these attributes with the power of learning leads to momentum that will impact each and every student to strive for their dream and reach for the top.
I look forward to working with our coaches, parents, community leaders and most importantly, the students of Maine East High School. I realize that my goals will not happen overnight but with effort and commitment, together we can create an athletic department that everyone in our community can be proud of.
WE ARE DEMON NATION!!!!!!