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Dear Prospective Student Athletes, Parents and Guardians:

I am thrilled to extend a warm welcome to each and every one of you to the 2023-24 academic year here in Killingly. As the newly appointed District-wide Interim Athletic Director, I am excited to lead our athletic program into another year of excellence, growth, and sportsmanship with in the ECC (KHS) and QVJC (KIS).

Our commitment to providing a well-rounded education extends beyond the classroom and into the world of athletics. We firmly believe that participation in sports enhances not only physical health but also builds character, teamwork, discipline, and leadership skills. This year, we have an array of sports teams and programs that cater to various interests and skills levels, ensuring every student who chooses to participate has an opportunity to thrive.

Our coaching staff consists of dedicated professionals who are passionate about helping our student-athletes reach their full potential and have an enjoyable experience. They prioritize skill development and personal growth, fostering an environment where athletes can excel on and off the field.

In addition to our commitment to individual growth, we hold ourselves to high standards of sportsmanship and fair play. We expect our athletes, coaches, and spectators to uphold the values of respect, integrity, and teamwork in all competitions and interactions. Together, we can create an atmosphere that makes us proud to be representatives of Killingly.

I encourage everyone to explore our athletic offerings, support our teams at games and events, and engage with our athletic community. Keep an eye out for announcements regarding tryouts, schedules, and special events throughout the year via our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. Your involvement and support are crucial to the success of our student-athletes and the overall spirit of our district.

As we embark on the new school year, I look forward to working closely with all of you to make it a memorable and successful one. If you have any questions, suggestions, or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out to me at

Let’s make the 2023-24 athletic season on to remember!

Go Killingly!!!

James Lackner
District-Wide Interim Athletic Director
Killingly Public Schools