CHESHIRE - Glenn Lungarini, principal of Pomperaug High School in Southbury, has been selected to be the next executive director of the Connecticut Association of Schools (CAS), which, in part, oversees the CIAC.
Lungarini comes to CAS after serving 19 years in public education as a coach, teacher, department chair, athletic director, assistant principal and principal. He was chosen from among four finalists.
“I am honored and excited to accept the position as the next executive director of CAS. Throughout the selection and hiring process, my interest in the work of the association and my passion for its mission have continued to grow,” Lungarini said in a statement.
On Aug. 1, Lungarini will succeed Dr. Karissa Niehoff as CAS executive director.
“While the four final candidates were all highly qualified leaders and the decision was a difficult one, we are excited to bring Mr. Lungarini on board to continue and expand on all the great work that Karissa has undertaken and achieved during her 8-year tenure,” Dr. Rosie Vojtek, CAS president and chair of the selection committee, said in a statement.
“Mr. Lungarini’s extensive experience as a coach and athletic director make him exceptionally well qualified to handle the challenges of running the Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference (CIAC), our largest and most high-profile division.”
In addition to his broad range of teaching and administrative experiences, Lungarini has enjoyed an extensive athletic career. His coaching career has included experiences with boys and girls at the middle school, high school, and Division I collegiate level.
The former Yale Bulldogs’ hitting instructor, Lungarini also enjoyed a stellar college career at Eastern Connecticut State University. His resume includes being the first baseman on the 1998 Division III national championship team. He served as an assistant coach at Yale for seven years.