The Hudson Independent
Interim SH High Athletic Director Looks to Revive Sports Programs
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Michael Gulino, who became the interim athletic director at Sleepy Hollow High School on July 1, is thinking big while admitting he has relatively little time to revive some of the school’s sagging sports programs.
Gulino spoke of his desire to have “a great athletic program across the board for all kids in all sports.” The circumstances surrounding his appointment, though, will make it difficult for that to become a reality any time soon.
“That’s my goal,” he said. “Can I do it in one year? I don’t know if I can do it in one year, but we’re definitely going to work at putting the pieces in place to have a great system moving forward and start to work at building it to where it should be, at the top of Section 1 athletics.”
Gulino, 64, emphasized that long-term answers will have to come from someone else. He retired in June 2015 and noted that his appointment is for one year. He succeeds Denise Kiernan, who resigned after an undistinguished two-year stint that left certain programs, such as football, with a long climb back merely to regain respectability. Kiernan resigned amid widespread dissatisfaction with her performance and that of numerous teams.
Christopher Borsari, superintendent of schools, acknowledged the need to do better when he said in a press release announcing the hiring of Gulino that the interim athletic director “will be tasked with reviewing our athletic program through an athletic study process focused upon improving the athletic experience of students.”
Gulino spent most of his career in the Byram Hills Central School District in Armonk. He was a middle school health teacher there for 20 years and the athletic director at the high school for another 14 years. He graduated from Manhattan College and holds Master’s degrees from Columbia University Teachers College and Lehman College.
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Gulino, Michael [MC????]
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I believe that Michael is a member of the Class of 1976.
McEneney, Mike (MC1953)
[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]
Gulino, Michael [MC1976]
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