April 30, 2014WHITEFIELD — Brian Carroll of Winchester, Mass., a 1989 graduate of Colgate University in Hamilton, N.Y., was hired on Monday night by the WMRSD school board on a unanimous vote, 7 to 0, to fill the new position of District Athletic Director, starting on July 1 at an annual salary of $60,000. Fifty-five candidates applied for the position.
Carroll served as AD at Winchester High School from August 2008 to July 15, 2013. During the five years he held the post, he was responsible for all student athletes on 33 teams, athletic coaching staff, and athletic budget. His resume notes that he created the Winchester Field Development Council and raised over $1 million for a new synthetic multi-purpose field and a new track. Carroll created and implemented an evaluation system for the WHS coaches and added a ski program with three teams and 75 participants: Alpine, Nordic, and Snowboard.
When asked by board member Mollie White why he had sought the District position, Carroll replied that he had taken the Winchester post both as a graduate and town resident as a way to "give back." He found, however, that working at a 1,300-student high school meant that he had little time in real interactions with students. Carroll said, "This is a great opportunity, and I'm very excited about it. I liked what I saw and heard at my first interview, and I've had a wonderful day here today with administrators, students, teachers, parents and coaches."
This past year he has served as the volunteer Wide-Receivers football coach at the American International College (AIC) in Springfield, Mass.
Earlier in his career, Carroll had worked AIC as a specialty football coach in 1994 and 1995, and then as the offensive -recruiting coordinator from 1996 to 1999.
He was a special teams coordinator-defensive end football coach from 2001 to 2004 at Tufts University in Medford, Mass.
He then worked at two Bay State private schools: as a defensive football coach at Buckingham, Browne & Nichols in Cambridge, from 2004 to 2006; and head football coach, U. S. history teacher, and dorm supervisor from 2006 to 2008at Lawrence Academy, a boarding school in Groton.
The District's job description includes supervision of the middle school athletic program and both salary and benefits will be allocated to WMRHS, LES, and WES.
Carroll will also serve on the District Leadership Team (DLT), explained SAU #36 Interim Superintendent Dr. Harry Fensom. The DLT also includes assistant superintendent Dr. Melissa Keenan; Special Education Director Brent Holt; Patricia McLean, Special Assistance; District IT Manager Jeremy Noyes; WMRHS principal Mike Berry; WMRHS assistant principal Mike Curtis, CTE Director Lisa Perras, LES principal Todd Lamarque; LES assistant principal Mike Whaland; WES principal Mike Cronin; WES assistant principal Sharal Plumley; JES principal Sherri Gregory; and North County CLASS program Director Beth Fowler; plus either Buildings and Grounds Director Rick Vashaw or Food Services Director Melodie Stevens.