Hull High School athletic director Scott Paine has been hired as the new director of athletics at Scituate High School. He will begin his new assignment on July 1.
Paine has been at the helm of the Pirates program since October 2017, after having served as the Norwell High School athletic director since 2004.
“It’s a very difficult decision for me. I love working here at Hull High School. The students, staff, and people are all great,” said Paine, who resides in Scituate. “It was just an opportunity that I couldn’t pass up.”
In his three-plus years in Hull, Paine hired 10 new coaches and was most proud of being able to administer the improvement of the athletic facilities, notably the new turf field. He also lists the growing numbers in the boys’ soccer and girls’ lacrosse programs, as well as the indoor track team, as significant accomplishments.
While doing his athletic duties at Hull High School, Paine was also the community outreach coordinator, and he serves on several Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association committees.
“I have enjoyed being involved with the COVID-19 task force and came up with the idea of a Fall-2 season,” said Paine, who is also on the Tournament Management and Ice Hockey Tournament Committee.
“I will miss it here but look forward to continuing this work in Scituate,” he said. “One of my goals will be to keep all of the athletes from Scituate who attend area private schools to stay in town.
“I hope that the Hull athletic program can find a balance going forward. We are not competitive in some sports in the South Shore League and too competitive in some sports in the Mayflower League. I hope they find a good fit for them going forward.”
Notice of an opening for someone to replace Paine was posted internally this week.
– Alan McCall