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Governor Wentworth Regional School District Welcomes New Athletic Director

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Kathy Lagace

The Governor Wentworth Regional School District is pleased to welcome Vaughn Beckwith to the position of Athletic Director at Kingswood Regional High School beginning July 1, 2024. Mr. Beckwith comes to the District from Kennett High School in Conway, NH where he has taught Physical Education for 15 years in addition to spending many of those years coaching their football program and earning recognition as a Division II North Coach of the Year. Mr. Beckwith has also spent the last 21 summers working at Camp Manitou in Oakland, Maine, currently as its Athletic Director and Program Coordinator. 

Mr. Beckwith is excited to return to the community where he began his teaching and coaching career in 2007 as a Physical Education teacher at Kingswood Regional Middle School.  He believes that the most important aspects of participating in high school athletics are: character development, strong work ethic, being a good teammate, and being coachable. He looks forward to working on these foundational values with the athletes and community of Kingswood Regional High School.  Mr. Beckwith’s goal for the Kingswood athletic department is to build on the strong tradition of Kingswood Regional High School athletic programs. To implement athletic department Core Values to teach the student-athletes valuable character traits to be successful community members.

Mr. Beckwith is described as "an excellent communicator with parents, coaches and players alike", able to establish clear expectations and goals for the team, while clearly communicating them to families. "He can adapt to any student's needs and creates a positive culture for not only his students but also for the staff around him."

He has his Master's Degree of Arts in Coaching and Athletic Administration from Concordia University Irvine and his Bachelors of Science Degree in Education from Plymouth State University. He is a certified physical education teacher.

Mr. Beckwith lives in Conway, NH, with his wife, Lauren, their three daughters Gabby, Bailey, and Harper, and their puggle puppy Baxter.

 

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