Dartmouth High’s Andrew Crisafulli named Athletic Director of the Year

Dec 22, 2020

Dartmouth High’s own Andrew Crisafulli has been named the state’s Athletic Director of the Year, according to a Dec. 21 press release from the Massachusetts Secondary Schools Athletic Directors Association.

Although somewhat new to town — Crisafulli started at Dartmouth High just over a year ago from a former spot at Joseph Case High School in Swansea — he is already leaving his mark.

“Being chosen as the Massachusetts Athletics Director of the Year was both exciting and humbling,” said Crisafulli. “I’m very fortunate to have the great support of our Dartmouth School Department administration, along with dedicated student-athletes, coaches and families.”
“It has been, and will always be about the students and school communities we serve — using sports to develop character, work ethic, perseverance and competitiveness,” he added.

According to the MSSADA website, the Athletic Director of the Year award recognizes one athletic administrator from among the top contenders in each district that have excelled in the profession.

“The recipient of this award will have made significant contributions within the field of athletic administration at the local, state, and national levels and will represent our association at regional and national competitions,” the website reads.

Once candidates are nominated, a special committee selects an individual to recommend to the MSSADA Executive Board.

Last year’s winner was Michele Denise, Athletic Director at the Blackstone Valley Regional Technical High School in Upton, MA.

This article has been updated to include comments from Athletic Director Andrew Crisafulli.