Former SNHU athletic director Chip Polak says he's Trinity's new AD
"I started going crazy sitting around the house," he said. "I'm 63 years old with nothing to do, and I've always prided myself on being a worker. I missed being involved in athletics, mingling with the players and teams. I needed to get back into it."
Along with wealth of administrative experience derived from 28 years as SNHU's AD, Polak also brings to his new post an extensive network of contacts that should be beneficial to Trinity athletes.
"I'm not here to babysit anyone," he said. "I will tell each coach to do their job and do it professionally. From my side, I will also tell them I will back them 100 percent."Polak lauded Leonard, saying, "He did a great job and left me in a situation where I can slide into this job comfortably. Everything for the fall season is in place. It's also great to have people like (vice principal) Pat Smith and (assistant AD) Dick Powers around to talk about sports. Dick lives down the street from my old boss, George Larkin, so we have lots to talk about. I graduated from Fordham, and Dick is a Boston College guy. There's plenty to talk about right there."
"I know (NHIAA executive director) Pat Corbin, and now I feel I will have a voice in high school athletics," said Polak. "I served on many committees within the NCAA, and I expect to do so with the NHIAA. I know how it works."During his years at SNHU Polak served on the NCAA Division II Championships Committee, the NCAA Division II Management Council, and the NCAA Division II Men's Basketball and Men's Lacrosse committees, doing stints as national chair of each of the last two. He also served on the board of directors of the Division II Athletic Directors Association.
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