The New Hampton School Athletic Hall of Fame celebrates the exceptional coaches, players, teams, and loyal friends of New Hampton’s athletics who have made outstanding contributions both on the playing fields and in the community. Athletics at NHS is about more than the score. As is true for our current student-athletes, it is about hard work and commitment, relationships and teamwork, and pride and humility. These individuals and teams have helped bring distinction, recognition, honor, and pride to New Hampton School and its athletic tradition.
A Tradition Since 2006
With last year’s Homecoming interrupted by the pandemic, New Hampton School made the hard decision to wait on this particular Hall of Fame class both for the community’s safety and to celebrate the honorees’ achievements properly. Head of School Joe Williams shares, “Being together and hearing these stories in person is the best way to honor their contributions to New Hampton School and society. It is a once in a lifetime experience for these important inductees. Also, our students only get to witness this ceremony once or twice in their time here, and this celebration of former team leaders and coaches offers them time to reflect on these examples of enduring commitment and achievement.” Following the weekend, framed pictures with each inductee’s details will be hung in the Moore Arts and Athletic Center, joining the current members in representing the history of achievement in athletics.
The Athletic Hall of Fame is a dream realized from the vision of many who have worked tirelessly to honor the legacy of student-athletes who made significant contributions to sport and the life of the New Hampton School community. As Director of Athletics Jamie Arsenault reminded us at a prior induction, “These individuals stand out not only as good athletes but as good citizens who have each made a difference in their respective communities.”
First established in 2006, the Athletic Hall of Fame honored new inductees annually through 2010, and now every other year during Homecoming Weekend when New Hampton School hosts the Powder Keg Games. Up from four categories initially, the school now honors five categories: female athlete, male athlete, team, coach, and—the most recent addition—family. They each understand that the team is always more important than any one participant and working together brings the greatest success. Past inductees have included the likes of Euginnea Manseau ’01, Lisa Sher ’87, the 1965 Men’s Basketball Team, the 1995-96 Women’s Ice Hockey Team, Daryl MacLeod ’77, Darius Songaila ’98, not to mention many legendary coaches such as Joe Gauld, Lou Gnerre, Skip Howard, Mark Tilton, and Gara Field.
Meet our 10th Induction Class
Our 10th Class will be honored in an induction ceremony on Saturday, November 13, at 9:00 a.m. as part of New Hampton’s Homecoming Weekend festivities. New Hampton School is ready to welcome each new Hall of Fame member and offer students the opportunity to hear their stories and meet them in person. Please join us in congratulating the following honorees.
- Coach Category:
Jamie Arsenault P’13, P’15 – Director of Athletics and Co-Curriculars, Former Varsity Men’s Basketball Coach and Golf Coach
- Male Athlete Category:
Henry Goode ’69 – Football, Basketball, Track
Rob Moore ’73 – Soccer, Hockey, Lacrosse
- Female Athlete Category:
Mary Marren ’99 – Women’s Ice Hockey, Soccer, Lacrosse
- Team Category:
2001-2002 Men’s Varsity A Basketball Team
- Family Category:
The Bicknell Family
Nominate the Next Honorees
While alumni and coaches are nominated based on playing ability, integrity, sportsmanship, character, and their contributions to the team or teams on which they played, it is important to embrace their whole story. The Athletic Hall of Fame seeks to honor those that have enhanced the school’s athletic programs, community life, and professional attainments that have enhanced their prestige and added honor to New Hampton School. If you would like to nominate a coach or former teammate, please visit the nomination form online to submit them for consideration to the Athletic Hall of Fame Committee. Go Huskies!