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Athletic Administrator Earns Distinction

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Evan Farkas, the district’s director of athletics, physical education and health, has been recognized as a Certified Athletic Administrator by the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association.

The distinction is in addition to his administrator certification in school district leadership from Stony Brook. Mr. Farkas holds a bachelor’s degree in physical education from Hofstra University and a master’s degree in sports management from Brooklyn College. He began his teaching career in Georgia in 2006, then spent nine years in Brooklyn as a physical education and health teacher, dean, assistant principal and director of athletics. 

Mr. Farkas joined the Amityville team in February 2016. During that time, he has spearheaded several initiatives to grow the department, including the addition of competitive cheerleading programs at Amityville Memorial High School and Edmund W. Miles Middle School, and girls lacrosse at the high school. This spring, a girls lacrosse team will debut at the middle school.

One of Mr. Farkas’ goals has been to increase awareness of Amityville athletics within and beyond the community. That has been accomplished with the creation of a website, www.amityvillewarriors.com, an increased presence on social media and a new weekly newsletter.   

During his tenure, Amityville has captured four state championships. The boys basketball boys team and boys soccer team each won titles in 2018, and there were individual state champions in wrestling and track and field.

As part of his training to become a Certified Athletic Administrator, Mr. Farkas took online courses on several topics including legal issues in Title 9 and risk management, strategies for organizational management and emergency management of interscholastic athletic events. He will continue his training as he strives to pursue his the Certified Master Athletic Administrator distinction from NIAAA.
 
“I want to take as many courses as I can and grow and as athletic director,” Mr. Farkas said. I’m always trying to learn and improve the opportunities we give our children here in Amityville.”

Superintendent Dr. Mary T. Kelly publicly recognized Mr. Farkas at the December Board of Education meeting and noted that he joins a select group of athletic administrators from across the country in earning this distinction.

Saturday, January 18, 2020