Department of AthleticsExecutive Director: Dr. Carlos M. Cotto Jr.
(Rochester City Athletic Conference)The Department of Health, Physical Education and Athletics serves to coordinate and oversee educational/athletic funding to schools for the modified and interscholastic sports programs for middle and senior high school students throughout the District. It also supports school programs and initiatives, (e.g. curriculum development, equipment purchases, uniforms, transportation, security, technology, etc.) The athletic department remains fiscally responsible by combining teams where necessary, while providing adequate opportunities for participation. The department also, works with Section V, keeping them abreast of our sports, the impact on sectional classifications and numbers of new teams that impact Section and State competitions. The Rochester City School District continues in its efforts to improve the character, sportsmanship and academics of our student athletes through many initiatives that impact our spectators, student/athletes and coaches. The climate of our schools is highly impacted by the support the District provides for our students and the successes they experience through sports. Currently our athletic program consists of 16 schools, 110 modified teams and 210 interscholastic sport teams with over 5,200 student/athlete participants in 2019-2020
The department ensures compliance with all state and federal regulations. It also monitors for program effectiveness and accountability through various data collection (e.g. Fitness Gram, BMI (Body Max Index), GPA’s, SHI (School Health Index), and Study Hall etc...) The department serves all RCSD stakeholders in providing services in the area of Health, Physical Education and Athletics, from individual school buildings to district-wide offices, from parent engagement to district operations, instructional supports within schools and across district.Directory of Coordinators of Health, Physical Education and Athletics
Wilson Foundation & Early College
NE/NW @ Douglass Campus
LAFYM @ Charlotte Campus
MonroeAn updated physical, parent consent and athletic re-certification form are required to be on file with the school nurse before the start of the Spring Season.2019-2020 Varsity/Junior Sports Start Date
Fall Winter Spring Sr. High -8/19/19 Sr. High - 11/12/19 Sr. High-3/9/20 Modified- 9/4/19
Modified I- 11/12/19
Modified -Spring sports begins 3/16/20 Football begins 8/28/192019-2020 Athletic InformationRequalification forms required for Sports Participation before every seasonAthletic Eligibility Requirement and FormsAPP Athletic Placement ProcessTransfer and Extension of Eligibility Rules and FormsAthletes must be athletically certified and have a current updated physical.
Athletic TrainersListed below is a brief Bio for each Athletic trainer.
David Di Pasquale, ATC
I was born and raised in Rochester New York. I live in the city of Rochester in the Highland Park Neighborhood with my wife, Susan. I have three children, Christine, Stacy and Joseph. I graduated from East High School and attended Monroe Community College where I received my Associates Degree in Physical Studies, and a Certification in Coaching Theories. I received my Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Education and a minor in Athletic Training from SUNY College at Brockport, and studied for my Master’s Degree on line at the United States Sports Academy in Athletic Training. I was a substitute teacher in Physical Education and coached soccer in the Penfield school district. I held the position of Assistant Athletic Trainer at Monroe Community College, the Rochester Rhinos Soccer Club, as well as the Rochester Rattlers Lacrosse team. I was Head Athletic Trainer for the Rochester Rhinos Soccer Club. The Rochester Razorsharks Basketball team, and the Rochester Lancer’s Soccer Club. In my spare time, I enjoy doing custom upholstery on auto interiors, and spending time with my family. I have been a Buffalo Bills season ticket holder for many years.Lisa Palmieri
I began my athletic training career at SUNY Brockport. While working on my undergraduate degree in physical education and health I was also a member of the SUNY Brockport Swimming and Diving team. I remained at Brockport to complete my master’s degree in health education. Since my time at Brockport I have worked as an athletic trainer and fitness coordinator for LeRoy Physical Therapy and Village Fitness. In my spare time I enjoy swimming, running, and hiking with my dog. I am very excited to be working with the students and staff members of the Rochester City School District.
Chevonne Goff was born and raised in Rochester, NY. She obtained her bachelor’s degree in Athletic Training from Charleston, WV in 2006. Chevonne continued her education at California University at Pennsylvania where she received her Master’s degree in 2007. Chevonne has been an Athletic Trainer Certified for 8 years. She began her career at Legacy high school in Las Vegas, NV where she remained until she decided to relocate back to New York. She accepted a position at Cicero North Syracuse high school in Cicero, NY where she remained for 4 years. Currently, Chevonne is an Athletic Trainer in her beloved hometown of Rochester, NY where she is employed by Rochester City School District.
Jamie Ruddy is a certified athletic trainer for the Rochester City School District. She received her Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training at Ithaca College in May of 2014. During her four years at Ithaca College, Jamie pursued research with regards to body image in female athletes, as well as patellofemoral pain syndrome and spiral metacarpal fractures. Her passion for athletics has ranged from participating on the women's varsity soccer team at Ithaca College to supervising a "Fun Fitness" camp for children at University of Rochester. Growing up in West Irondequoit, she was excited to come home and accept a job offer from RCSD doing what she absolutely loves.
Welcome to the Rochester City School District's Athletic Web Page. The purpose of this page is to foster and improve communication between all stakeholders of our athletic program. I hope you find this website useful.
It is the belief of the Rocheter City School District that athletes will grow mentally, physically, and socially through their involvement in sport. Hopefully, this growth will result in a healthy lifestyle, which will be prevalent throughout their lives.
As the Executive Director of Health, Physical Education and Athletics, I thank you for your support.If you are unable to find the information that you are looking for, please contact us by phone or email.
Carlos M. Cotto Jr.
Executive Director of Health, Physical Education and Athletics
Email: email@example.comOffice Phone: 585-262-8281
Secretary to Executive Director of Health, Physical Education and AthleticsOffice Phone: 585-262-8205Links