Cranston West assistant principal and Narragansett native Vin Varrecchione will be heading to Connecticut this fall, as he is taking over as athletic director at Fitch High School in Groton. Varrecchione was an All-State football
Cranston West assistant principal and Narragansett native Vin Varrecchione will be heading to Connecticut this fall, as he is taking over as athletic director at Fitch High School in Groton.
Varrecchione was an All-State football player for Narragansett and has filled various roles for the Cranston school department since his arrival in 2012. He served as the athletics director at the high school and middle school level and was also the athletics director at East Greenwich prior to his move to Cranston.
As he enters the later portion of his professional career, Varrecchione was looking for an opportunity to dive back into the athletic scene.
“The last year or so I have been keeping that option open, thinking that I may want to go back to athletics. As a school administrator, I have had many different positions, I have experience in many different areas, but I feel like the best fit for me is athletic administration. At this point in my career, I really want to enjoy the last decade or so of my career,” said Varrecchione, who is excited with the new environment he will be entering at Fitch. “I was not very familiar with the school but I did have some contacts in that part of the state that had nothing but good things to say. The more I thought about it, the better it became. Between the diversity of the area, the size of the school, it’s great athletic tradition, there were a lot of things I liked about it. It just really appealed to me.”
With the uncertainty surrounding high school sports and the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, Varrecchione looks forward to getting familiar with his school administrators, coaches, and athletes as they move toward a return to the field.
“The goal is probably the same goal as everybody, which is to get the kids back on the field and the athletic program back to the way it was before COVID hit. (Former Fitch AD) Marc Romano did some great things that I want to continue, but I also want to build, you always want to build your program to make it better, but right now, I still need to assess to see what some of the biggest needs are. I’ve heard that the coaches are outstanding so I am looking forward to working with them,” said Varrecchione.
He will also miss the Cranston West community as he makes the move.
“I love the kids, the kids at Cranston West are fantastic. It’s such a good school, you don’t realize it until you’re there just how great the faculty members are. They would do anything for the kids at the school. It was a positive experience,” said Varrecchione. “If it was not for this burning desire, I definitely could have stayed at West.”