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High School Physical Education Teacher and Administrator Honored
Massapequa High School physical education teacher and administrator Martin Voigt has been recognized as a Certified Athletic Administrator by the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association.
Mr. Voigt, a native of Massapequa Park and a 1977 Massapequa High School graduate, has been a faculty member in district’s physical education department for 34 years. He taught at Birch Lane, East Lake and Hawthorn elementary schools, and has been at Massapequa High School for the past 18 years.
For 27 years, Mr. Voigt has been the coach of the varsity boys basketball team. He has previously coached the junior varsity football and junior varsity basketball teams. As the physical education chairman and athletic coordinator for grades 9-12, he supervises the program at the high school’s main and Ames campuses, along with intramural and interscholastic sports.
Among his many achievements is a successful annual fundraiser. Each winter, Mr. Voigt organizes a Coaches, Alumni and Community Versus Cancer basketball game at Massapequa High School. This January’s event raised more than $2,000 for the Lustgarten Foundation for the fight against pancreatic cancer.
To earn the distinction from NIAAA, Mr. Voigt has demonstrated the highest level of knowledge and expertise in the field of interscholastic athletic administration. The voluntary certification process included a thorough evaluation of his educational background, experience and professional contributions, as well as a rigorous, comprehensive written examination. Mr. Voigt is one of an elite group of interscholastic athletic administrators nationwide to attain this level of professionalism.
“Congratulations to Mr. Voigt on earning his Certified Athletic Administrator designation,” said John Piropato, director of health, physical education, athletics and recreation. “A lifelong Chief, his leadership of our high school physical education and athletic department has been exemplary.”