Matthew Martorelli Set To Become Next Athletic Director This Summer
In the 56-year history of Xavier's storied athletic program, local legends Artie Kohs and Tony Jaskot '69 are the only two men to ever hold the position of athletic director.
At the end of the school year, Matthew Martorelli will join them.
After eight years at Northwest Catholic as athletic director, Martorelli will take over for Jaskot, who is stepping down after 22 years as athletic director and 44 years in the building.
"It is an exciting challenge to come to an all-boys Catholic high school that values the importance of forming the whole person, spirit, mind and body within a Christian framework," Martorelli said Tuesday. "I am eager to get started helping the students of Xavier on their mission to Be a Man."
Martorelli has spent the last eight years working at his alma mater in West Hartford, where he graduated from in 2003. After being an All-State offensive lineman in high school, he played college football and graduated from the University of New Hampshire with a Bachelor of Arts in sociology. He is a certified athletic administrator (CAA) and a member of the Connecticut Association of Athletic Director. Before becoming an athletic director, he was an assistant football coach, assistant lacrosse coach and head girls golf coach at Northwest Catholic.
"Having worked with Matt [Martorelli] for five years at Northwest Catholic, I am excited about the energy and enthusiasm he will bring to Xavier Athletics," Xavier Headmaster David Eustis said. "As a former Division I college athlete, we look forward to Matt's leadership in the years to come."