Recent MIAA retirements have made room for James Peters, District F, and Richard Riley, District E, to come in as part-time assistant executive directors in mid-August. Both men will bring extensive experience in education and athletics at the high school level to their new roles, according to a release from the association.
Peters, who formerly served as MIAA President from 2007-09, retired as principal from Monson High School in 2011. Peters was also a member of the association's board of directors from 2004 to 2011 and was the state basketball committee chairman from 2001 to 2011. Most recently, in 2012, Peters was awarded the Sherman A. Kinney Award, one of the highest honors offered by the MIAA.
Riley spent most of his career, beginning in 1975, at Marlborough High School as a coach, teacher, guidance counselor, assistance principle and athletic director, according to the association's release. He retired from St. Peter-Marian High School in 2012 after serving two years as athletic director. During his tenure at both schools, Riley served on several MIAA committees, including Coaches Education Instruction and Educational Athletics. He also has experience hosting and managing MIAA tournament events.
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