Sarullo, 35, had the responsibility of both AD and comptroller at Sheehan, where he was for five years and at Notre Dame-Fairfield before that.
“My sole responsibility will be athletics, so I can concentrate on that,” Sarullo said. “I’m also a lifelong Milford resident and it’s 5 minutes door to door. It was a unique opportunity and tough to turn down.”
Sarullo replaces Mike Hoggatt, who becomes the school’s math department chairperson.
“There were a lot of AD openings, but this was the only one I applied for,” Sarullo said. “I’m sad to leave Sheehan. It’s a great place with a lot of great people. I hope to take my great experiences and knowledge and build a program over there (at Law).”
As Sarullo indicated, there were many AD openings, including six all told in the Southern Connecticut Conference. Commissioner Al Carbone said this was as many league openings at one time since taking the job in 2004.
There are three current openings, two in Wallingford. Amy Labas left Lyman Hall to take the AD job at Plainville.
Sarullo said he will do both jobs (Sheehan and Law) until his replacement is named, which he expects by late July or early August.
The other opening is at East Haven. Ricky Narracci was the AD there last year, but it will now become a full-time administrative position rather than just a stipend one. Narracci said he has re-applied.
Ernie Goodwin takes over at Amity for Paul Mengold, who retired after 30 years, in June. Mengold was in the school system for 38 years.
Tom Curran moves up from assistant athletic director to take the job at Fairfield Prep, replacing Steve Donahue.
In addition, Jeanne Cooper, the former AD at Hamden, now has the same position at Lauralton Hall, which officially became a member of the SCC on July 1. Lauralton was previously in the South-West Conference. Cooper replaced Judy Gallagher.
“In terms of positions like sports chairs and scheduling committees, there will be a lot of changes,” Carbone said. “What I don’t want is having 80 percent of the work done by 20 percent of the people. I want every school to be taking a role and participating.”