Schools announce coaches, advisors

T he Whitehall School District has released its list of co-curricular appointments for the 2012-13 school year.

The list of coaches for the fall sports year remains essentially unchanged. History and government teacher Justin Culligan returns as head coach of the football squad and will be joined by assistant coaches Robert Diekel, Neil Hughes, Richard Gould, Tom Egan and Jason Hoagland. Junior varsity and modified coaches will be chosen among the assistant varsity coaches when play begins in a few weeks.

Kim Daniels and Pam Hart will advise the fall cheerleading season and Rachel Waters and Lindsey Brown will are co-advisers for the basketball season.

Michael Collier will lead the varsity cross-country and indoor track programs and serve as assistant track and field coach. Amanda Mazza will coach modified cross-country and track and field. Culligan will head the varsity track and field program.

Athletic director Keith Redmond will be the head golf coach and Chris Fowler will serve as his assistant. Redmond will also coach boys varsity basketball and modified baseball.

Ceil Brandi returns for another season at the helm of the varsity soccer team and will lead the intramurals and swimming programs, as well as serve as modified softball coach. Paul Gould will coach the junior varsity soccer team, and Christine Hoagland will lead the modified program.

Longtime coach and science teacher Robert Diekel will guide the wrestling program and Kevin Gebo will oversee the modified program.

Martha Beayon will head the bowling program, and Neil Molinero and Paul Gould will coach boy’s junior varsity and modified basketball, respectively.

James Burgey returns to lead the girls varsity basketball team and Charles Bascue will coach the modified team and lead the intramural program. He also returns as head tennis coach.

Pam Putorti will return for her second year as varsity softball coach and Lindsey Brown will coach the junior varsity squad. Jason Hoagland will be head baseball coach and Neil Molinero returns as modified tennis coach.

Junior varsity coaches in girls basketball and baseball have yet to be determined.

Other appointments include: Margaret Sparano as student council adviser; Karen Short as National English Honor Society adviser; Christina Florez as class of 2017 adviser and SADD adviser; Pam Bascue, class of 2016; Sheri Wescott as class of 2016 co-adviser, National Junior Honor Society and National Senior Honor Society adviser; Christine Hoagland and Joyce Leipfert as class of 2013 advisers.

Also: Karen Gordon and Valerie Wager as yearbook advisers; Gordon and Sandy James as Odyssey of the Mind advisers; Karen Paddock as Big Buddies/Little Buddies adviser; and Christopher Palmer as drama club and vocal club advisers.

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