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New Athletic Director Said Position Is 'Very Appealing'

Five-time state championship winner will be paid $128,000. First day is July 1.

Michael Miello was hired as the new interim district athletic director.

The approved Miello’s hiring at a meeting Thursday night.

Miello will oversee the athletic operations at both high schools and the district’s three middle schools. His first day is July 1.

“It is a very appealing position for anyone who loves athletics as much as I do,” said Miello.

The board  in April as part of a reorganizing of the the administrative structure of the district’s athletic, guidance, and special education departments.

Miello, is a well-known coach within the North Jersey football community. He coached at Hackensack High School and Ramapo High School for 28 years before retiring. He won five state sectional championships.

Miello will be an interim director because he is receiving a pension as a retired employee from another school district. He will sign a one-year contract with the district. He will not receive health benefits from Wayne.

Miello will earn more than $128,600. Chris Olsen and Dan Kilday each earned the same amount as athletic directors of and high schools. Olsen and Kilday’s positions in April.

Miello said he has always had a great deal of respect for Wayne’s athletic programs.

“I competed against them for all those years. We had some incredible games against both schools,” Miello said. “Both programs have been extremely well run.”

Miello said the job presents a unique set of challenges.

“Our biggest challenge will be to bring the schools together and maintain the standard of excellence that the district has in its athletic program, but also maintain the identities of both schools,” Miello said.

A site coordinator at each high school will assist Miello. Those coordinators, whether promoted from within or hired as new employees, will not be paid more than a total of $128,600, the same amount Olsen and Kilday were each paid. Those positions have not been created yet.

“The decision was made not to exceed our total administrative cost,” said Gonzalez, and to have a “zero budget increase.”

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Pad June 17, 2012 at 11:08 AM
The job would be appealing to me also if I was raking in this huge amount of taxpayer money. I guess these individuals can have thier cake and eat it too. Yes you are correct "Same Circus Different Clowns". Wayne taxpayers are getting what they deserve for putting up with this BS. There are a record number of tax appeals this year and I am one of them. The town is trying to settle with me but I am going to tax court on this. Ratable income is down millions this year and when the appeals are over with they will be taking in alot less. They know they are in a crisis situation but they keep spending. They need to make real cuts in administrators, useless programs and outsource more to the private sector. The busing program should be the first to be outsourced. Sell the buses, forget about the new bus yard, maintenance issues, benefits and six figure people running it. It could be done for a lot less money by the private sector.
Al Scala June 17, 2012 at 11:14 AM
I hope that they BOE trustees feel good about themselves. It was under their watch that the Adult School was mismanaged and driven down the tubes. For all of the tax paying residents who took a class or two over the many years the Adult School was in operation, you simply don't count. Your desire to take a class and learn something, is meaningless to the trustees. Does the before and after school program, Summer camps, and Safety Town make money? No, but they are valuable to the community, just like the Adult School is.
Nose Wayne June 17, 2012 at 04:43 PM
Al. Maybe WE should vote to have ALL THE TRUSTEES CANCELLED IN NOVEMBER. We sure can get alot of votes on that line item.
unrealthistown June 17, 2012 at 08:38 PM
they will just cut the school budget some more
Anonymous December 05, 2012 at 01:38 PM
Mike Miello is the biggest piece of GARBAGE I have ever dealt with. He once told a player of his, when he quit the tam because his friend died, "It should have been you", and another student who served in the military, "It's because of people like you that we're losing the war". That is the Mike Miello Wayne has hired.

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