Tim Alberts

Tim Alberts.

BYFIELD — Triton Regional High School has hired Tim Alberts as its new athletic director, the school announced on Tuesday.

Alberts most recently served three years as athletic director at Wilmington High School, and prior to that also served three years as AD at Matignon High School. Alberts will officially take over on Aug. 1 and will succeed former athletic director Sean McInnis, who recently took over as athletic director at Norwell High School.

“I am thrilled that we were successful in securing Tim as our next athletics director. His approach to athletics goes far beyond our student athletes’ success on the field, focusing on who they are as individuals, making the entire experience about growth and development,” said Triton superintendent Brian Forget. “I am confident that we will all benefit from the addition of Tim to our leadership team.”

Alberts graduated from Boston College High School in 1997 and went on to earn a bachelor’s in business administration from Marquette and a master’s in educational, school and counseling psychology from the University of Missouri. He was hired as athletic director at Matignon in 2013 and in 2016 received the Ted Damko Award, which recognizes an athletic director with 3-5 years experience who has made significant contributions to the profession and school community.

Alberts arrived at Wilmington High in 2016 and has led the Wildcats, who compete in the Middlesex League, for the past three years. He said that he and former Triton AD McInnis are close, and through their connection he became familiar with the Triton community at large. When the job opened up, he was eager to apply, he said.

“At my time in Matignon and Wilmington we’ve played Triton, so I got to know the players, teams and coaches, and that was the main draw, the community,” said Alberts, who lives in Reading and has twin nine-year-old boys. “Meeting the students and seeing them interact is really what drew me to the position.”

According to the school, Alberts went through three rounds of interviews as part of the search process, including a first round interview that included a representative group of students, parents, coaches, teachers and administrators. He was then one of three candidates called back for a second interview and one of two finalists invited to observe summer clinics and provide feedback on how to continue developing the school’s athletic programming.

“Through each phase of the interview process Tim excelled and demonstrated time and again that he is the right person to continue to move our athletics program forward, and that he will become an integral part of the leadership team within the district,” the school said in a statement signed by Forget and Triton Regional High School principal Patrick Kelley.