Catching Up with RMHS Athletic Director

Tom Zaya talks fall sports


Fall is here! Time to prepare for another season of athletic events at Reading Memorial High School, under the direction of Assistant Principal and Director of Athletics & Student Services, Tom Zaya.  

Tom has a long history in town, graduating from Reading Memorial High School class of 1987, where he played both baseball and soccer. Tom has worked in several capacities throughout his tenure in Reading, including Wellness Director at RMHS, and teaching physical education at Parker Middle School. You could also find Tom on the soccer and baseball fields, coaching at the JV and Varsity levels.

In 2012, he became the new Athletic Director at RMHS, taking over for the retired Phil Vaccaro. It’s a job that Zaya has thoroughly enjoyed for the past 5 years.

“It’s a fun, challenging, busy experience every day. It is always great dealing with many students, but it’s also awesome to have such a great staff.”

You can always find Tom at RMHS, and at many of the events this upcoming fall season.


_z8a5268-1RMHS has a lot of upcoming sports and activities this fall! They include girls and boys soccer, swimming, football, golf, cross country, field hockey, volleyball, cheerleading, band, and color guard.

Coaches for each sport include:
Boys Soccer: Dan McGrath
Girls Soccer: Jen Hagopian
Football: John Fiore
Golf: Jeff Nelson
Swimming: Lois Margeson
Cross Country: Mike Connelly
Field Hockey: Alison Boutiette
Volleyball: Michelle Hopkinson
Cheerleading: Kylie Kane

Full schedules for all events can be seen on the Reading High School website: or the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association’s website:

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