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New Athletic Director Chose Regional for 'Phenomenal' Athletics

Meet the new Athletic Director at Hamilton-Wenham Regional High School.

Name: Craig Genualdo

Town: Amesbury

Family: Wife, two sons

Occupation: Athletic Director,

Hobbies/interests: Cooking Dinner, Reading

Favorite quote/mantra: "We now live in a world where man has walked on the
moon.  And it wasn't a miracle, you know.  We just decided to go." Jim
Lovell (NASA Astronaut) the night Neil Armstrong landed on the moon, Apollo
13

Something you do often that brings you joy: Read books to the boys before
bed every night.

What are you passionate about? Coaching, Team and Program Building in high school athletics

What did you study in school? Communications

Are you utilizing this subject now? Yes. Its an under-looked, but critical, aspect to being a successful high school athletic director.

Best book: "Friday Night Lights," anything by Lee Child

Best movie: "Star Wars," "It's a Wonderful Life," "The Natural"

Dream vacation: Alaska during 24 hour daylight

Favorite tradition? High school football on Thanksgiving morning

Who is your favorite local resident? Dianne Bucco

What obstacle have you overcome? Having no inherent talent of any kind.

What is the coolest thing you have ever done? I try to stay away from
"cool."

Where is your favorite place on earth? Any place I can be with family

What do you wish you had done in your 20s but didn’t? Finished Master's
Degree

Why did you chose Hamilton-Wenham? Phenomenal high school athletics, remarkable students, faculty, athletes and coaches

What is your favorite place in Hamilton-Wenham? Every inch of the high
school

What is your favorite shop? Any locally owned food place

What is an a fact about you that most don’t know? Started coaching
career while still playing football at Boston College.

Do you have an usual or funny story having to do with Hamilton-Wenham? When I was a senior in high school, a close family friend had a son playing Hamilton-Wenham Youth Football. I was the PA guy for one game.

Where would someone see you around town? At Generals' home games!

Which local services and programs do you support? Looking forward to
building and nurturing relationships with youth athletic programs, connecting them through a shared experience with high school athletic program.

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