Madison Board of Education Names New Director of Athletics

Madison, CT: The Madison Board of Education appointed Christopher Farrell as the new Director of Athletics at its regular meeting on April 26, 2022. The appointment follows a rigorous three-month search.

Mr. Farrell served as the Director of Athletics at Plainville Public Schools since 2016. Throughout his tenure at Plainville Public Schools he coached numerous athletic teams, served as an interim assistant principal on two occasions and spent more than a decade as a high school physical education and health teacher.    

“I am beyond thrilled to become part of such a special community and serve as the next Athletic Director for Madison Public Schools,” Farrell said. “I look forward to raising the bar and building off the great pride for athletics that has been established in Madison. I plan to do this by mixing innovation with the already developed rich tradition. Everything we do will be centered around supporting our student athletes and coaches to create a great experience for everyone who loves the Tigers. I can't express how honored I am with this opportunity and look forward to leading Madison Athletics to new heights.”

The candidate selection process included stakeholders from various aspects of the MPS community including coaches, teachers, parents, BOE members, and members of the Administration. As a District with a long history of athletic achievement, the candidate selection committee looked for individuals with a proven track record of success in all aspects of K-12 athletics.    

Mr. Farrell will officially take over the role of Director of Athletics on July 1, 2022.

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