Wayne Puglisi was appointed as the Athletic Director for Andover Public Schools in 2022. Wayne has been working as a physical education teacher with Andover since 1998.
Wayne began his coaching career in 1992. He has served as an assistant or head coach of lacrosse, football and Winter track teams in Londonderry, Winchester, Timberland Regional High School and Andover.
Mr. Puglisi has served in various roles in Youth, High School and International Athletics, specifically for the sport of lacrosse. He served as regional director of the Northeast Region of the Mass Bay Youth Lacrosse League. Wayne is also currently serving as the coordinator of the Town Pride Lacrosse League, a 13-town youth lacrosse league for boys in grade 3-8. He was the Merrimack Valley Conference boy’s lacrosse league representative and the President of the Eastern Mass Lacrosse Coaches Association from 2009-2019. In both roles, he was a member of the MIAA seeding committee for boy’s lacrosse. He is currently the Boy’s lacrosse coach’s representative for the MIAA. Lastly, he is also a board member for the Italian National lacrosse program that coordinates Italian Americans and Italian Nationals to participate in European tournaments and domestic events.
In his time at Andover, Wayne has demonstrated extraordinary leadership, earning the esteem of our coaches, parents, student athletes, athletic staff and colleagues across the school district.