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Mark Tarmey Named New Athletic Director

Tarmey takes over immediately, former AD Michael Plansky will start in Dedham on the 17th.

Marblehead resident Mark Tarmey is the school's new director of athletics. The announcement was made via a press release by High School Principal Ken Weinstein on Monday afternoon. 

Tarmey takes the reins immediately. The latest announcement comes after former Athletic Director Michael Plansky announced today that he accepted a job as athletic director at Dedham High School. 

Speaking from the sidelines at a baseball game Monday night, Tarmey noted his excitement about taking over.

"It's a nice opportunity," Tarmey said. "The job is structured a bit differently (than it has been in the past), it will be a real challenge."

Tarmey says having coached for the school system since 2003 as the assistant hockey coach, he also has an advantage getting his bearings. Tarmey also worked in the school as a special education instructor for three years.

"I hope to maintain the integrity of the program," Tarmey said. "My goal is to make sure everything, logistically, runs like clockwork and all the coaches, athletes and staff have the resources to compete."

Tarmey said the best interest of Marblehead athletes is what he will keep in mind.

"Mark's extensive high school and college experiences are a perfect match for our school," said Weinstein in a press release. "I am excited for him, given his heavy investment in our students since 2003."

According to Weinstein, Tarmey has taught and tutored students in mathematics and worked as the building substitute at the middle school.

Tarmey is currently serving as the assistant boys' varsity ice hockey coach, a position he has held since 2003.

Prior to coming to Marblehead, he taught and was athletics director at The Winchendon School, a college preparatory school of 240 students, where he also coached ice hockey and baseball, the release said.

Tarmey has also coached at Bentley College, Curry College, Malden Catholic High School and Lynn English High School. Tarmey holds a BA in economics from University of Massachusetts at Amherst and an MBA from Suffolk University. He graduated from Lynn English in 1977.

Plansky had an exemplatory career with Marblehead before announcing he would be leaving the school after the position was decreased.  Plansky will begin at Dedham High on August 17.

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