ROTTERDAM — Robert Stulmaker, a longtime and decorated administrator at the local and state levels, has been named interim athletic director for the Mohonasen School District
Stulmaker was appointed to the post Monday by the Mohonasen School District Board of Education. Stulmaker will oversee the district’s athletic and intramural sports programs, coaching staff, physical education and health programs.
"I feel honored and privileged," Stulmaker said. "I've known the Mohonasen program for years. Great coaches. Great student-athletes. I always thought Mohonasen would be a great place to work."
Stulmaker replaces Jason Friesen, who recently took the athletic director position with North Babylon in Section XI. Friesen served as Mohonasen's AD for one year.
"Jason did a wonderful job," Stulmaker said. "We had a nice meeting and he showed me around the school, and he had everything in order."
Stulmaker doesn't expect to stay with Mohonasen for too long.
"They are in the process of hiring a full-time athletic director, and I will take care of business until then," Stulmaker said. "It's a great school, and the candidate they hire will be coming into a very good situation."
Stulmaker retired three years ago after more than a decade serving as assistant director of the New York State Public High School Athletic Association. Prior to that he worked from 1995-2007 as athletic director for the Saratoga Springs City School District. During his time at Saratoga he also filled the roles of assistant principal, physical education teacher, and wrestling, football and baseball coach in a career dating back to 1982.
While at Mohonasen, Stulmaker said he will continues his work in athletics education as an adjunct professor at Sage Colleges in Albany, Castleton University in Vermont and SUNY Cortland, and as a faculty member with the Capital Area School Development Association (CASDA).
Stulmaker has won numerous scholastic and community awards in his career, and is a member of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame, the New York State Athletic Administrators Association Hall of Fame, and the Saratoga Springs High School Hall of Fame.
He earned a master’s and a bachelor’s degree in Physical Education from Ithaca College and administrative certifications from the State University of New York at Albany.