North Andover promotes Pinksten to head coach

North Andover High Athletic Director Jon Longley announced this afternoon the promotion of Megan Pinksten to head coach of the girls basketball program.

Pinksten has been the JV coach the last two seasons for the Scarlet Knights, who this past season reached the MIAA Division 2 North Final for the first time in three decades. She takes over for Sue Breen, who stepped down as varsity head coach at the end of the season.

Here is the official release from the athletic department:

We are excited to announce the hiring of Megan Pinksten as our new Girls Basketball Coach at North Andover High School. Coach Pinksten has been our JV Girls Basketball Coach for the past two seasons. Megan also served as an assistant Girls Basketball Coach at Andover High School from 2007-2011. Megan graduated from Andover High School in 2002 and went on to play college basketball at Assumption College in Worcester where she Graduated Magna Cum Laude in 2006. Megan recieved her Masters Degree in Education from Boston University in 2007.

Megan is a dynamic leader who is determined and committed to the development of student athletes. Megan is a person who is passionate about her role as an educator/coach and is leader within the athletic department as well as the school community at large. We are looking forward to a very bright future in Girls Basketball at North Andover High under the direction of Coach Pinksten.

Ms Pinksten has been employed as a Guidance Counselor at North Andover High School since 2007 and also serves as the JV Coach for the Girls Volleyball program.