AWHS names new Athletic Director

Gordie McClay named new Athletic Director

BRAINTREE, MA, ISSUED- July 26, 2012... Dr Carmen Mariano, President of Archbishop Williams High School, a leading Catholic co-educational college preparatory high school located in Braintree, proudly announces the appointment of Gordon McClay of Plymouth as Athletic Director.

McClay has been in the role of Assistant Athletic Director since the fall of 2011 and on the coaching staff at Archbishop Williams since 2007 as Head Coach of the Girls Varsity Lacrosse and Girls Varsity Soccer. McClay lead the Southeastern Coastal Bay State Girls’ Lacrosse team since 2009 where the team has earned a Bronze, Silver and Gold medal in the summer games.

“Our athletic program has a history of victory and a legacy of excellence,” remarked Dr. Mariano. “Gordie McClay will add to that history and enhance that legacy. Our athletes are always proud and never satisfied. Gordie McClay will add to their pride and to their satisfaction.”

“He has done marvelous work as our Assistant Director, and in Gordie’s words during his interview, we ‘ain't seen nothin' yet!’ I believe that. I know that. He is symbol of leadership, commitment and passion. Our teams could not be in better hands and our coaches could not have a better role model, mentor, or champion.”

Retired Senior Chief Boatswain’s mate, McClay served his country in the United States Coast Guard for 28 years.

He is the past president of the Plymouth Youth Hockey Association where he has served on its board and has been an instructional hockey coach for over 11 years. McClay came to AWHS after serving as the Assistant Coach for the North Plymouth High School Varsity and JV Hockey teams.

McClay is the founder of the Archbishop Williams Captains Council. A nationwide program, which he tailored the curriculum for AWHS student athletes. The thirteen week program offers a venue for captains of all teams to learn essential skills to create strong student leaders both on and off the field.  He currently has put over thirty student athletes through the program.  This past year he participated as a facilitator at the New England Student Leadership Conference this year. In addition he has headed the Bishops TV in partnership with the Braintree Cable Company.

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