Athletic Department Philosophy:
The Lyman Memorial High School Athletic Department’s mission is to provide a comprehensive, diverse, wholesome and dynamic program which is consistent with the basic philosophy of the Lebanon Public School District. As an integral part of a student’s total education, Lyman Memorial athletics makes a significant contribution to the personal growth and development of those involved.
Lyman Memorial is extremely proud of the success of its many programs but does not condone a “win at all costs” attitude. The purpose of the program is to ensure a positive experience for those students who choose to participate. It also is a goal to provide all student-athletes with an opportunity to learn the importance of ethical behavior, good sportsmanship, positive values and a realization of their self-worth.
The Lyman Memorial Athletic Department staff is a professional group that takes great pride in their concern for the welfare of each athlete. They are cognizant of the tremendous influence of their position and strive to instill the highest ideals and character traits in our students.
The overall goal of the Lyman Memorial High School Department of Athletics is to become the best, most well-rounded small school athletic department in the state of Connecticut.
Lyman Memorial High School Director of Athletics: 2006-Present
Lyman Memorial High School Assistant Director of Athletics: 2004-2006
Lebanon Elementary School Physical Education Teacher: 2000-2002
Lebanon Middle School Physical Education Teacher: 2002-2008
Lyman Memorial High School Physical Education Teacher: 2008-Present
Lyman Memorial High School Varsity Boys Soccer Assistant Coach: 2000-Present
Lyman Memorial High School Freshman Boys Basketball Coach: 2000-2002
Lyman Memorial High School JV Boys Basketball Coach: 2002-2007
Lyman Memorial High School Varsity Boys Basketball Coach: 2007-2010
Lyman Memorial High School JV Baseball Coach: 2004-2007
Lyman Memorial High School JV Softball Coach: 2003-2004
Eastern Connecticut Conference Advisory Board Member: 2006-Present
Eastern Connecticut Conference Executive Board Member: 2018-Present
Connecticut Association of Athletic Directors (CAAD) Board Member: 2019-Present
Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference Boys Soccer Committee Member: 2019- Present
Michael’s Cup Honoree: 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2018
Connecticut Soccer Coaches Association Coach of the Year (Asst. COY) 2012
Connecticut High School Coaches Association Assistant Coach of the Year 2012
United Soccer Coaches Association Regional Assistant Coach of the Year for High School in New England 2018 Connecticut Girls Soccer Coaches Association Ron Palmer Contributor of the Year 2018
High School: Woodstock Academy (1991-1995)
College: Eastern Connecticut State University (1995-1999) - Undergraduate Degree Earned: Physical Education with a concentration in education
College: Ohio University (2007-2009) - Graduate Degree Earned: Athletic Administration - Interscholastic Track
Married to Melissa Elliott Three Children: Olivia (14), Arianna (12) and Bailey (12)
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