Blue Devil Sports News
Kevin Zaharios has been appointed as the speed/strength and conditioning advisor at Huntington High School. He will be paid $6,000 for the fall semester and $4,000 for the spring semester. Mr. Zaharios has served in the position for several years.
Alum Returns as Coach
2000 Huntington High School graduate Jade Edwards Madden is back on campus, this time as junior varsity girls' soccer coach. She earned a BS in economics at the United States Naval Academy in 2004 and a master's degree in education at St. John's University in 2009.
Mrs. Edwards-Madden coached softball at Huntington High School in 2008 and was a girls' track and field coach at John H. Glenn High School last spring. She has worked in the Lutheran High School summer camp program since 1999.
The Huntington High School junior varsity baseball and girls' lacrosse teams won Section XI sportsmanship awards during the spring season. After each contest, coaches rate the opposing team's coach, players and fans for sportsmanship and send the rating card to the sectional office, which compiles the scores and announces the award winners.
Shawn Anderson has been appointed varsity boys' cross country coach at Huntington High School. He is taking over for Eliasib Acosta, who has served as the team's coach for the past several seasons. Mr. Anderson graduated from Monmouth University in 2005 with a degree in criminal justice/psychology.
Big Shoes to Fill
J. Taylor Finley Middle School eighth grader James Pugliese has big shoes to fill. His sister, Emilie was one of the best Huntington female athletes in recent years and earned a lacrosse scholarship to High Point University in North Carolina where she is a freshman.
As seventh grader James Pugliese played on the Finley football, basketball, wrestling and lacrosse teams. This year he is substituting golf for football and continuing with the other three sports.
Woodhull Intermediate School physical education teachers Carrie Postel and Eric Triolo have been appointed to work as fall and spring intramural advisors. They will each work 10 weeks during each of the semesters and receive stipends of $1,589 per semester.
Huntington School Board members voted 6-1 (Trustee Kim Brown dissented) to appoint Julie Arceri, Ignatius Asaro, Mark Boyd, Michael Byrnes, Shari Campbell, Kimberly Canino, Krystle Canino, Maria Canino, Rosemarie Canino, Steven Davis, Matthew Johnson, Carol McGovern, Melissa Mock, Hugh Norton, Robert Polizzo, Tara Reminick, Glenn Rodriquez and Kevin Travis as supervisors for athletic events. They will be assigned on an as-needed basis along with members of the district's security department and teachers. The supervisors will be paid $31.70 per hour.
Boys' Lax Honorees
Six Huntington boys' lacrosse players were honored with post-season awards. Calvin Bollar, William Coffey, John McGrath and Nick Saputo were picked for the All-Division and All-County teams. Peter Kingston and Dan Plant were named All-Division.