When Masconomet Regional High School revised its athletic director position and opened the hiring process, the school was looking for the right candidate to oversee one of the North Shore’s biggest high school sports programs.
They didn’t have to look very far.
John Daileanes, athletic director at Newburyport for the last 14 years, will move down the road in the Cape Ann League and take over as Masco athletic director this summer, the school announced.
“It’s a great opportunity at a great school,” said Daileanes, who is 43. “I’m really excited to get started and get to know the faculty, staff and administration. I want to support the athletes, get to know as many people as possible and do everything I can to keep the programs where they are and make them even better.”
Daileanes takes over for Jared Scarpaci, who has been splitting his time between teaching history and the AD’s position for the past five years. He’ll return to the classroom full-time next year.
“It’s been an awesome experience for me on a lot of levels, but with the evolution of our athletic program it really became clear that we needed a full-time AD,” said Scarpaci. “This will be great for us and I’m happy to be going to back teaching full-time.”
Daileanes will also oversee the health and wellness departments for both the high and middle schools at Masconomet.
“I’m really looking forward to that aspect,” he said. “It’s an important piece of the job.”
Masconomet’s place in the Cape Ann League has been a hot topic the last few years, as bigger schools like North Andover and Wilmington have opted to leave the league. The Chieftains are definitely remaining in the CAL for 2013-14, though the disparity in size between Masco and some of the other schools in the league remains a concern.