Striving for Excellence Once Again
News faces on the Athletic scene will include 2006 Lebanon graduate Amanda Lavaliere who has big shoes to fill when she replaces Lebanon Field Hockey Coach Deb Beach who retired following a 40-year career with the Raiders. Beach led Lebanon field hockey to four NHIAA Division I & II championships. Lavaliere was a standout player for the Raiders and played for Hartwick College. She also coached field hockey at nearby Mascoma High School from 2011-2013.
Another Lebanon High School alumnus will take the helm of the Lebanon boys ice hockey team. Jim Damren has served as an assistant coach on the ice hockey team for four years under head coach Gary Smith. Damren has quite a connection with ice hockey at Lebanon, having been a freshman when the program was established during the 1978-79 season. Damren admitted that his elevation to head coach of the program is a dream come true and can’t wait until the season gets underway.In addition to the coaches already listed, new additions will also include Paul Foster as the girls Junior Varsity soccer coach and Chris Fecteau as Cheer Leading coach.