SALEM — Scott Insinga was looking for a change, and he thinks he found one that’s perfect for him — at Salem High.
Insinga, who had been working as Nashua South’s Athletic Coordinator after being its interim AD for six months, was hired last month as Salem’s athletic director. He’ll replace Dave Rozumek, who is retiring after six years on the job.
Although Insinga lives in Nashua, less than a mile from the South campus, he felt it was time to move on.
“I felt I had done as much as I could do here and I felt it was time to go somewhere else,” said Insinga. “It was time to have my own gig and take the next step.”
When the Salem job opened up, it fit his needs perfectly.
“It’s the perfect size school, they have great leadership and you don’t have to change a lot,” said Insinga. “Dave Rozumek has done a great job and he’s been fantastic as we start to transition.”
Also, Insinga was intrigued that the Salem position is full time. At Nashua South, he had considerable teaching duties in health and physical education.
Insinga will officially begin his duties at Salem July 1.
Although the 48-year-old Insinga grew up in Aurora, Ohio, which is a suburb of Cleveland, he has an extensive background in southern New Hampshire.
A graduate of Plymouth State, he got his masters from Rivier College, did student teaching at Londonderry and Manchester Central, and got his first coaching job in football back in 1984 at Milford.
He spent five years teaching and coaching at Timberlane before switching to Londonderry for 10 years. He was hired for a district-wide position in Nashua in 2007, working closely with current Timberlane AD Angelo Fantasia.
Through the years, Insinga has done extensive coaching, including as a football assistant for more than 20 years, working with veterans Mike Pariseau at Timberlane and Tom Sawyer at Londonderry, and he also served as Londonderry’s head wrestling coach.