18 Jan St. Peter’s tabs Mark DeCristoforo its future athletic director
St. Peter’s tabs Mark DeCristoforo its future athletic director.
Special from Staten Island Advance / SILive.com
Published on January 16, 2019
By: Charlie De Biase Jr.
Former St. Peter’s varsity football coach Mark DeCristoforo will assume the role of the New Brighton school’s athletic director beginning July 1, principal Michael Cosentino announced on Tuesday.
DeCristoforo, who will retain his current role as SP’s Dean of Discipline as well, will replace long-time AD Patricia Mulligan once the summer hits.
Mulligan has been SP’s athletic director since replacing Rich LaGrotta just prior to the start of the 2001-02 school year.
“Mrs. Mulligan deserves a ton of accolades for the 18 years of service she’s given St. Peter’s Boys HS as athletic director,” said Cosentino. “She’s experienced a lot of success as AD and we appreciate it.
“(But) the job has evolved greatly in recent years and the school has decided to go in a different direction in terms of how we run our athletic department behind the leadership of Mark DeCristoforo,” the second-year principal said. “Mark was one of the best coaches around in recent years and we just feel he’s the perfect guy to mentor and provide leadership to all of our coaches.”