Jeanne Cooper, the former Hamden and Hillhouse athletic director, has been appointed to the same position at Lauralton Hall, the school announced Friday.
In 2013, Cooper retired as Hamden Director of Health, Physical Education and Athletics after 11 years. She’d previously served as Hillhouse’s AD and was a softball and volleyball coach.
She will begin her new position at Lauralton Hall on July 1, replacing interim AD Judy Gallagher.
“Jeannie brings a wealth of experience to the position having served as Director of Health, Physical Education and Athletics for Hamden Public Schools for 11 years,” Lauralton Hall president Dr. Toni Iadarol said in a statement provided by the school.
“During the interview process, I have been impressed with Jeanne’s high standards for academics, athletics and the arts. She exudes a capable confidence, passion and energy. I believe she has the experience and ability to take our athletic program to a new level of participation and competition, and build on the fine work that Judy Gallagher has done over the past year as Interim Athletic Director.”
Lauralton Hall is beginning its first year as a member of the Southern Connecticut Conference this fall. It had been a member of the South-West Conference since 1996.