The North Rose-Wolcott Central School District is excited to carry on the storied tradition of Cougar Athletics under the leadership of the district’s new Director of Health, Physical Education and Athletics.
Marc Blankenberg was hired in December and began his new role on January 11. Blankenberg brings with him 25 years of experience in high school athletics administration at various local districts including Gananda, Wayne Central and Red Creek. He has also served in several league leadership roles within Section V Athletics.
Blankenberg is excited to build on the Cougars’ rich athletic traditions while also leading NRW’s athletics program through the continued challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic. He said athletics is a vital experience not only for students, but for the communities that come together around high school athletic events. Blankenberg’s priority is ensuring students have as many quality athletic opportunities as possible given the current circumstances.
“The things we are doing, we’re trying to do safely. We hope for a return to normal interscholastic activities as soon as possible,” Blankenberg said. Blankenberg’s other goals include making NRW a leader in its league and providing a quality experience to all stakeholders in the athletics program, including students, parents, coaches and the community.
“The benefits that students can get from athletics are huge,” he said. “Anyone who wants that opportunity, I want to provide that opportunity to them.”