Boston High School: Micah Hauben

Magni announced as Needham softball coach

March, 26, 2012
Needham High athletic director Micah Hauben recently announced that Stephanie Magni has taken over the head coaching duties of the Rockets varsity softball team.

Here's more from the release distributed from the athletic office:
"Coach Magni is a graduate of Newton North High School, where she was a two-sport varsity athlete as a field hockey player and an all-league member of the softball team. She went on to excel at Nichols College in both sports and was named the school’s Athlete-of-the-Year in her Junior and Senior years. After earning her Business Degree with a concentration in Sports Management from Nichols, Stephanie joined the Regis College staff, where she served as an assistant softball and field hockey coach and earned her Master’s Degree in Communications.

This past fall she was named the Interim Head Field Hockey Coach at Regis and helped lead the Pride to their first ever New England Collegiate Conference Championship. In her time at Regis, Coach Magni coached six all-conference athletes."

Needham hires 3 new head coaches for winter

November, 22, 2011
In an email to Boston area reporters, Needham High Athletic Director Micah Hauben announced the hiring of three new head coaches for the winter season.

Press release courtesy of Hauben:

Girls Basketball: Megan Puopolo
Coach Puopolo, a teacher at the Melican Middle School in Northborough, comes to NHS from Worcester Polytechnic Institute, where she served as an assistant coach for the women’s basketball team for the past three seasons. While at WPI, Coach Puopolo and the Engineers enjoyed tremendous success, posting back-to-back 20-win seasons for just the second time in school history.

Coach Puopolo, a Wallingford, CT native, joined the WPI staff after a standout career at Suffolk University. The 2003 graduate was a four-year letter winner in both basketball and softball, and served as an assistant for the Suffolk softball program in 2004. Before coming to WPI, Puopolo had also coached for the Mass Wildcats AAU basketball program and worked basketball camps at Brandeis and Hoop Mountain. She received her Master's degree from Lesley University in Cambridge, MA.

Wrestling: Paul Ahern (Interim)
A graduate of Needham HS, Coach Ahern was a standout wrestler at NHS, and went on to wrestle collegiately at both Seton Hall and UMASS Boston. He was a three-time All-New England Wrestler. Between 1991-2004, Coach Ahern served as the NHS varsity wrestling assistant coach for seven seasons and has also run the Boston Neighborhood Middle School wrestling program. He currently works for the Boston Public Schools. Coach Ahern will serve as the interim Head Coach for the 2011-12 season.

Boys and Girls Alpine Skiing: Kris Kellenberger
Coach Kellenberger has been named the Head Coach of the NHS Boys & Girls Alpine Ski Teams after working as the assistant coach for the 2010-11 season. Coach Kellenberger ski background includes serving as a ski instructor at Breckenridge, CO, completing the Vail Resorts' ski instructor training program, and being certified by the Professional Ski Instructors of America (PSIA). She has a master’s degree from Lesley University and is currently a visual arts teacher at Hopkinton High School.