Ms. Masterson Headed to East Hampton


Mrs. Masterson takes her final walk as a Hurricane at the girls lacrosse semifinal game at Cortland. @ronespositophotography

Tyler Kirchner, Staff Writer

Athletic Director Ms. Masterson is leaving WHB after working over 20 years in the district. 

Ms. Masterson was hired as the new Athletic Director at East Hampton. The Bonackers current AD announced that he was retiring after 15 years with the district.

Ms. Masterson was hired at WHB in 1999 as a physical education teacher. Masterson finished her administrative degree and when Rich Schaub, the former WHB Athletic Director, took a job as an AD in Syosset, Ms. Masterson applied for the position and was hired as the director for WHB in July 2006. 

During Masterson’s time as AD, WHB sports teams reached a new level of success, from Long Island Championships to State medal winners.  And in 2019, WHB received the honor of being named  a “School of Distinction” by the New York state public high school athletic association. This rare honor only happens when all of a school’s sport teams had a combined average of 90 percent.

She loves watching her athletes succeed and grow up. In 27east she said, “When these young men and women become teachers, police officers or whatever it is that they become, seeing their success means that I am successful.”

WHB athletic trainer, Mr. Leogrande, has been at WHB since 1995. Scotty has become very close with Ms. Masterson and he will miss her terribly.  He said, “Not only is she my boss but she is a great friend of mine.”

Over the years Scotty and Ms Masterson have made really great and long lasting memories “from going to playoffs to having a great relationship with her.” 

Ms. Masterson grew up on the East End and was born and raised in Southampton. In she said, “There were only a few districts she would leave WHB for.”  And East Hampton was one of the lucky districts.

Check out the tribute to Ms. Masterson on the May 20, 2022 episode of Hurricane Watch.

We wish Ms. Masterson the best of luck in East Hampton!

Once a Hurricane, Always a Hurricane!