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Longtime F-M athletic director to retire this spring

Fayetteville-Manlius director of physical education and athletics Rich Roy will retire this spring after 22 years on the job.

During his time at F-M, Roy added 30 sports teams, four sports programs and 13 athletic fields, according to the school's website. He also helped pioneer the district’s curriculum mapping initiative with his physical education teachers and created more than 2,000 athletic opportunities for students in grades 7 through 12.

Roy plans to retire when the school year ends, June 30.

“I always thought in our program there was the opportunity for growth and to get better," Roy said. "I think those things have come to fruition."

F-M Superintendent Corliss Kaiser said Roy's institutional knowledge will be difficult to replace.

“We have been lucky to have Rich lead our staff and students to success many times over, but what’s even more important is that he has led by example and promoted characteristics such as good sportsmanship, discipline, and respect – all crucial to success in sports and life," Kaiser said. “We will truly miss him and wish him the best of luck in his future endeavors.”

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