James Desmarais

James Desmarais
Graduate Teaching Lecturer, Health Education and Athletic Training
E-mail: jwdesmarais@plymouth.edu


James spent 44 years in education as a teacher, coach, athletic director, college administrator, high school principal, and the executive director of the New Hampshire Interscholastic Athletic Association for 22 years. He has served on numerous local, state and national organizations and was inducted into the National Federation Sports Hall of Fame, The NHIAA Hall of Fame, and the Nasson College Hall of Fame. James received the Plymouth State University Granite State Award in 2007.

Degrees and Education
  • BS, Nasson College
  • MEd, Keene State College
  • CAGS, University of New Hampshire
Associations, Boards, and Committees
  • President of the National Federation of High Schools, 1999
  • Plymouth NH School Board, 1993
  • NH Association of School Principals
  • NH School Boards Association
  • Nasson Collete Alumni Board of Directors
  • Plymouth Rotary Club, President, 1986
Courses Taught
  • Athletic Administration

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