Healy Tabbed as Summit H.S. Athletic Director as Search for New Hoops Coach Begins

Dan Healy went 57-41 in his four years at the helm of the Hilltopper Boys Varsity Hoops Team. Credits: Greg Elliott / TAPinto Summit

SUMMIT, NJ - Dan Healy, Summit High School Boys Varsity Basketball Head Coach since 2014, has been selected as the next Summit High School Director of Athletics effective July 1. Healy will succeed Harvey Cohen, who was named interim Director in December of 2017 upon the resignation of then-AD Patrick 'PJ' Scarpello.

Superintendent of Schools June Chang will be formally recommending Healy's hire to the Board of Education for approval at the April 19 meeting.

Healy, who came to the Kent Place Boulevard campus after spending two years as Head Coach at Lenape Valley High School, compiled a record of 57-41 (.600) in four season at the helm of the Maroon and White. He is also a mathematics teacher at the high school, teaching Algebra, Trigonometry and Personal Finance classes.

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Prior to his time at Lenape Valley, Healy served in an administrative role for several years at Saint Peter’s Preparatory School.  In this position, one of his main responsibilities included managing and directing the Student Activities Program.

Upon assuming his Director of Athletics responsibilities, Healy will no longer coach the basketball team nor teach at the school. A search for a new Hilltopper Boys Varsity Basketball Coach will now be at or near the top of his to-do list.

As Summit’s Athletic Director, Healy will be responsible for oversight of all elements of the Athletic Department, including scheduling games, hiring coaches and officials, ensuring the safety and good sportsmanship of student-athletes and coaches, and overseeing all district coaches and sports’ programs. He will also be tasked with raising the profile of the Summit Athletic Program, while maintaining the strong foundation and traditions associated with athletics in Summit. In addition to his Athletic Director responsibilities he will also have an administrative duty related to student internships.

"Mr. Healy has already demonstrated an ability to lead and enhance the Boys Basketball Program in a relatively short period of time. His strong organizational and interpersonal skills, enthusiasm for athletics, and dedication to this community are evident in his work as a coach and teacher," said Chang, who added, "After a rigorous, competitive, and lengthy interview process, it became clear that Mr. Healy possesses the tools needed to translate these skills to his leadership of the Summit Athletic Department. One of his first tasks as the Athletic Director will be to find his replacement for the Head Basketball Coach position. As he will also be coming out of the classroom, Mr. Healy will provide feedback and insight to the administrative team as they begin the process of finding a new math teacher."

Healy earned a Bachelors of Business Administration with a Minor in Mathematical Sciences from Loyola University, and a Masters of Arts in Education with a Concentration in Administration and Supervision from Saint Peter’s University.



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