Office of Athletics, Health & Physical Education

Home of the "Clippers"

Patrick Hayes, Director of Athletics, Health & Physical Education


Welcome to the Athletic Department of the ż Central School District, home to the żClippers.

Interscholastic athletics are an integral part of the educational process of the ż School District. Athletics is an enriching experience that allows the student athlete to explore the physical and mental excellence within themselves. The ż's School District’s goal is to develop a competitive athletic program without losing sight of educational values such as sportsmanship, health and scholastic attainment.

The ż School District has a high participation rate in a well-rounded program of individual and team sports. żathletics offers sports that include varsity, junior varsity and modified programs for students in grades seven through twelve. Our teams and student-athletes have distinguished themselves with winning records and championships in the Section XI, and New York State competitions and nationally recognized. Many teams have been recognized for their combined grade-point average through the NYSPHSAA team Scholar-Athlete program. We are proud of our accomplishments and invite you to take a moment to explore our website.

We wish all our teams a safe and healthy season. #ClipperPride

For more information about our athletics, physical education, and health programs please contact:


Winter Sports Risk Minimization Strategies

Winter Sports Information 2023-2024

All students interested in playing a Winter sport must have a current sports physical.
The ż School District will be providing physicals.

HS Physical Appointments

October 31st starting at 11:00am & November 2nd starting at 9:30am , at the BHS Health Office

Please call to reserve an appointment 631 730-1580.


MS Physical Appointments

October 31st starting at 9:30am , at the BMS Health Office 

Please call to reserve an appointment 631 730-1633. 

High School Sports Tryouts

Winter Sports, November 13, 2023


Physical Appointments
żHigh School: July 18th & August 8th, starting at 9:30am at the BHS Health Office

Please call to reserve an appointment 631 730-1580. 
This service is available to all incoming 7-12 grade students.


HS Winter Sports Coaches:


Varsity Basketball

Boys’ Coach: Pete Grossi - Email

Girls’ Coach: Rynese Smith - Email

JV Basketball

Boys' Coach: Brian Brinskelle - Email

Girls' Coach: Danae Paniagua - Email

Varsity Bowling

Boys' Coach: Dawn Reuter - Email

Girls' Coach: Brian Satterley - Email

Varsity Track

Boys' Coach: Donald Nelson - Email

Girls' Coach: Alic Johnsen - Email

Varsity Wrestling

Boys' Coach: Charles Maragioglio - Email

Girls' Coach: TBA


Varsity Coach: TBA

JV Coach: TBA


Middle School Sports Tryouts

Early Winter Sports, November 6, 2023
Late Winter Sports, January 16, 2023

MS Early Winter Sports Coaches:

MS Boys' Basketball

Boys' Coach: Kenneth Hinchman - Email

Coach: Sean Dowd - Email

MS Girls' Volleyball

Coach: Sophia Black - Email

Coach: Samantha Colombo - Email


Jennifer Kelly - Email


MS Late Winter Sports Coaches:

MS Girls' Basketball

Coach: Kenneth Hinchman - Email

Coach: Jordan Robinson - Email

MS Wrestling

Coach: Bryan Gentzel - Email

Coach: Charles Rose - Email


Online Sports Registration through Family ID Below
(HS Winter Sports Registration Opens 10/13/23)
(MS Early Winter Sports Registration Opens 10/12/23)




Family ID Welcome Letter

Family ID Welcome Letter (Spanish)

Click here to register for Family ID

In the News

Freezing for a reason

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Nineteen members of the żHigh School Athletes Helping Others club raised over $2,000 for the Special Olympics by participating in the “Freezing for a Reason” polar plunge at Cedar Beach on Nov. 18. This is the 13th year that the club has taken part in the annual fundraiser. Over the years, the club has raised over $14,000 for the Special Olympics organization, which raises funds for athletes who want to participate in the Special Olympics and provides them with training. The Athletes Helping Others club also recently donated full Thanksgiving dinners to two families in need.

Date Added: 11/28/2023

Varsity athletes serve as role models

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żHigh School fall varsity athletes recently spent time with third grade students at Verne W. Critz Elementary School as part of the ż School District’s social and emotional learning program Second Step.

The program was inaugurated during the 2022-2023 school year, with fall and winter athletes visiting students at Kreamer Street and ż elementary schools.

Second Step aims to create lasting bonds between żHigh School student-athletes and third graders in the district’s elementary schools. The athletes serve as role models as they shadow the third graders and support them in all aspects of their day, from assisting with lessons and academics to accompanying them to lunch.

Prior to the visit, all of the student-athletes were trained in social and emotional learning techniques.

Date Added: 11/21/2023

ż spirit in the air at homecoming

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Despite the damp weather, school spirit filled the air on Saturday, Oct. 7, as the żHigh School Clippers celebrated homecoming with a football game that brought the community together.

The celebrations kicked off during the week of Oct. 2 with theme days. High school students participated in a float contest where they constructed colorful, decade-themed floats that were on display during the football game. The Class of 2025 took first place with their 1980s float.

Cheers rang out for the Clippers as they took on and defeated Copiague with a final score of 47-12. The game also featured a halftime performance by the varsity cheerleaders and the crowning of the homecoming kings and queens.

Click here to view the photo slideshow.

Date Added: 10/11/2023