The MSSADA Messenger
Newsletter of the Massachusetts HS Athletic Directors
FROM THE DESK OF THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR...
Welcome back to what promises to be one of our best years yet! Under the leadership of President Matt Trahan, your association is taking giant steps forward.
Our new and improved website offers a wealth of information in a very user friendly format. Conference Coordinator Mike Denise is already holding discussions for a dynamic state conference with a wide array of workshops and valuable LTI offerings, organized by LTC Coordinator Karrah Ellis, in order to significantly contribute to your professional development. Matt will also be releasing an outstanding power point aimed at explaining the vital role of the athletic administrator in the field of education. This will be an extremely useful tool when working with your Principals, Superintendents and School Committees.
Be certain to keep your eyes open for informative posts, from Director of Communications Andrew Crisafulli, on Twitter and of course the MSSADA Podcast hosted by Matt Trahan and Keith Mangan.
In addition to all of this exciting news I would like to welcome Ann Trytko to the board. Ann will be taking over as your Executive Director in June upon my retirement. Ann is a highly experienced athletic administrator with valuable working knowledge of our partners at the MIAA, as well as being truly passionate about the MSSADA.
Keith Mangan, our Past President, will remain on the board taking over as Treasurer upon John Lynch's retirement in January. I cannot begin to thank John enough for his service and dedication to our association. Keith will bring new energy and initiatives to the position as the association moves forward.
In spite of the pandemic we had a record year for membership. With expanded membership offerings to include middle school athletic administrators, assistant athletic directors, those aspiring to enter the field of athletic administration, along with a strong contingent of retired AD's we expect to reach even greater heights.
Please remember you still have time to organize a fundraiser with your student-athletes to support the Make A Wish Foundation as part of the NIAAA national initiative. This is an opportunity to teach your student-athletes the meaning of benevolent giving while developing leadership skills within their community and contributing to a wonderful cause. See our web page for further details.
I look forward with great anticipation to what this coming year has to offer. I hope all of you had the opportunity to rest, rejuvenate and spend quality time with loved ones over the summer. Best of luck as you prepare to begin the fall season.
Francis Whitten III, CMAA
FROM THE DESK OF THE PRESIDENT...
I hope this newsletter finds you healthy and well as we look forward to the fall athletic season! I trust that everyone has had a wonderful summer enjoying friends, family, and loved ones. My hope is that you had some down time to rest, relax, and recharge.
It is my pleasure to assume the position of MSSADA President for the 2022-2023 school year. I am deeply honored to take over this position from Keith Mangan who put forth great effort and led effectively. My intention is to continue building on the legacy of outstanding Athletic Administrators who have served MSSADA and the best interest of Athletic Administrators and student-athletes around the state.
I would like to thank you for all that you do for the student-athletes of your schools. We all know the time and effort we put into our positions. We all come from different types of high schools (public, private, and vocational/technical); but no matter what, we all share a common goal, and that is to provide the best educationally based athletic program for our students. Your commitment to the many student-athletes of Massachusetts is greatly appreciated. It is because of you we have been able to develop strong programs, well-equipped to navigate through adversity such as recent times.
For over 50 years the Massachusetts Secondary Schools Athletic Directors Association (MSSADA) has supported and dedicated itself to improving the quality of high school athletic programs in Massachusetts. Please take advantage of the many opportunities that the MSSADA provides for us all to thrive, improve, and excel as Athletic Administrators.
I am excited for the opportunity to work with you and the MSSADA board this upcoming year. Please take advantage of the numerous opportunities MSSADA has to offer.
❖ Free Registration State Conference
❖ LTC Offerings
❖ AD’s Mentoring Program
❖ Support Professionally and Socially
❖ Endless opportunities to get involved and network
You can find us on Twitter: @MSSADA9 Website: mssada.org Included in this correspondence you will find a presentation “The Role of Athletic Director” (Please see button below for presentation access). Please feel free to share this with your administration as needed.
From all of us who serve through MSSADA, we wish you a great start to the fall athletic season and the best this year has to offer.
Matthew J. Trahan, CMAA
MSSADA - President
MSSADA EXECUTIVE BOARD - 2022-23
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR / NIAAA LIASON
Fran Whitten - Algonquin Regional - Retired
Ann Trytko - Hampshire Regional HS - Retired (Executive Director Elect)
President - Matt Trahan - Old Colony Reg. Voc/Tech HS
1st Vice President - Tom Tarpey - New Bedford HS
2nd Vice President - Jim Quatromoni - Hingham HS
3rd Vice President - Kelly Wolff - Swampscott HS
Secretary - Tania Rich - Nashoba Regional HS
Treasurer - John Lynch - Essex Tech - Retired
Past President & Treasure Elect - Keith Mangan - Bedford HS
LTC Coordinator - Karrah Ellis - Franklin HS
MIAC Liaison - Andrew Crisafulli - Dartmouth HS
MIAA Board of Directors Liaison - Jim Quatromoni - Hingham HS
Director of Communications - Andrew Crisafulli - Dartmouth HS
Web Administrator - Matt Trahan - Old Colony Reg. Voc/Tech HS
Conference Coordinator - Mike Denise - Blackstone Valley Tech HS
Asst. Conference Coordinator/Awards Chair - Terry Riley - Assabet Valley Tech - Retired
MSSADA Mentor Chair - Thom Holdgate
District 1 - Jennifer Gouvin - Belchertown HS
District 2 - Pete Jones - Advanced Math & Science HS
District 3 - Ann Palumbo - Tyngsboro HS
District 4 - Jack Owens - Boston Latin HS
District 5 - Terri Pillsbury - Saugus HS
District 6 - Sahill Quaisar - Boston Public Schools
District 7 - Eric Scott - Medfield HS
District 8 - Kevin Karo - Brockton HS
District 9 - Peter Serino - Abington HS
Dave Lezenski - Lowell HS
Johanna DiCarlo - Westboro HS
RETIRED AD REPRESENTATIVES
Jeff Long - Marlboro HS - Retired
MIAA EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Dr. Robert Baldwin
EXECUTIVE BOARD MEETING DATES
10:00am Start Time @ MIAA - Franklin, MA
A LISTING OF NEW ADs AND/OR VETERAN ADs WHO ARE NEW TO A SCHOOL THIS FALL...
Wayne Puglisi - Andover High School
Sean McDonagh - Archbishop Williams High School
Spencer Burton - Assabet Valley Reg Tech HS
Steven Sentes - Barnstable High School
Matthew Rickson - Bay Path RVT High School
Tom Conley - Boston College High School
Kyle Williams - Brookline High School
Kennedy Gomes - Community Charter School of Cambridge
Kyle Pelczar - Collegiate Charter School of Lowell
Patrick Kennedy - Falmouth Academy
Karrah Ellis - Franklin High School
Dylan Dubuc - Granby Jr - Sr High School
Amy Jennings - Hopkins Academy
Kiely Murray - Hopkinton High School
Donald Marini - Keefe Technical HS
Cameron Connors - Lowell Catholic High School
Kevin Bigelow - Lunenburg High School
Mia Muzio - Lynnfield High School
Timothy Selmon - Mansfield High School
Mike Arria - Maynard HS
Stephen Burndrett - Minnechaug Regional
Greg Lilly - Mohawk Trail Regional
Stacy Stevens - Nashoba Valley Technical High School
Scott Urban - Neighborhood House Charter School
J.J. Niamkey - Norwell High School
Matt Dawson - North Middlesex Regional HS
Ryan Gordy - Oliver Ames High School
Tyler Simons - Pathfinder RVT High School
Kerry Baird - Pioneer Valley Regional School
Nicole Cronin - Pioneer Valley Chinese Immersion Char
Ray Cosenza - Saint Bernard’s
Ryan Walsh - Saint Joseph's Prep
Reilly Christie - Salem High School
Jason Linders - Southbridge High School
Chris Carbone - Stoughton High School
Kaleigh Dumont - Sturgis Charter School East
Rich Levansavich - Sutton High School
Marcus Backlin - Tantasqua Regional
Bethany Wandyes - Uxbridge High School
Alyssa Dube - Veritas Prepartory Charter School
Greg Vouros - Westfield High School
Andrew Joseph - Westfield Technical Academy & High School
Kurt Savage - Whitinsville Christian School
Dennis Ingram - Wilmington High School
MSSADA WORKSHOP FOR 1ST YEAR ADs - 8/10/2022
ASSOCIATION WEBSITE - WWW.MSSADA.ORG
A SPECIAL THANK YOU TO OUR PARTNERSHIPS WITH...
MAKE-A-WISH - NIAAA INITIATIVE
**Deadline is November 30th**
2022 NATIONAL ATHLETIC DIRECTORS CONFERENCE - NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE
NIAAA - FALL WEBINARS
LTC COURSE OFFERINGS THROUGH MSSADA
LTC 502 - November 7, 2022 - MIAA OFFICE (8am-12pm)
LTC 501 - January 9, 2023 - MIAA OFFICE (8am-12pm)
LTC 503 - February 6, 2023 - Virtually
Individuals should log into their NIAAA accounts and review their course transcript. This step will enable individuals to check on credited courses and determine the next level of certification and/or what courses they may still need.
Please contact MSSADA LTC Coordinator Karrah Ellis with any questions regarding certification and/or LTC Classes:
Franklin High School
NIAAA CERTIFICATION PROGRAM
(Click on the picture above for the direct link to the NIAA Professional Development Program)
Congratulations to the following Massachusetts Athletic Administrators who have recently earned designations through the NIAAA Certification Program:
CERTIFIED MASTER ATHLETIC ADMINISTRATOR (CMAA)
CERTIFIED ATHLETIC ADMINISTRATOR (CAA)
REGISTERED ATHLETIC ADMINISTRATOR (RAA)