by Ken Brown
PLAINFIELD – Carley Elkin was named the new athletic director at Twinfield-Cabot this past summer, replacing Stacey Fox after two and a half years.
Elkin grew up in Guilford, Conn., earned her undergraduate degree at Springfield College in Massachusetts in 2015, and her master’s degree at the same school in 2018. She played lacrosse at a high level in college and has been the girls’ varsity lacrosse coach at St. Johnsbury Academy the last two seasons while teaching at Lin-Wood Public School in Lincoln, N.H.
“I’ve been an athlete my whole life and when I was named the athletic director (A.D.) at Twinfield-Cabot, I was both humbled and thrilled for the opportunity and the challenge. I’ve always been interested in traditional and non-traditional athletics and how important they are in the education of student athletes. I’m still new to the area and the school, but I’ve already met so many students, teachers, coaches, and people from the community who are of such high quality. I look forward to blending my passion for athletics and teaching into the program,” said Elkin.
Elkin becomes the fifth A.D. in six years for a Twinfield-Cabot program that has struggled with participation numbers and results the last several years outside of boys’ basketball and soccer. With high schools struggling statewide to keep their long-tenured athletic programs afloat, Elkin acknowledges the challenges ahead, but believes there are some great opportunities for improvement at Twinfield-Cabot.
“I want our kids to be competitive and extend their learning outside of the school building and engage in physical and cognitive challenges. Our goal as an athletic program is to educate student athletes from Twinfield-Cabot in teamwork, resiliency, accountability, and sportsmanship, but that doesn’t happen without relationships. As a public school we are in the relationship business and as faculty, coaches, and students, it is our duty to reach out to our community more, connect with them, and be involved. We have a great group of coaches and young athletes here at Twinfield-Cabot and I look forward to getting to know them even better in the upcoming fall sports season,” said Elkin.
Peter Stratman and Seth Wilmott will return this fall to coach the varsity boys’ and girls’ soccer teams, which will open the season in the first week of September.