Teacher Feature: Gene Rich(WHS)

Teacher Feature: Gene Rich(WHS)
Posted on 02/13/2015
Gene Rich

Coach Gene Rich is in his 15th year as a Business Teacher and Athletic Coach (11 years at Ware Junior Senior High School).  He earned his B.A. in Business Management with a minor in Sociology from the University of Massachusetts - Amherst (2000), and his M.B.A. with a concentration in Sports Management from Nichols College (2010).  This past year, Mr. Rich obtained his administrative license (Principal/Assistant Principal Grades 9-12).

Mr. Rich is currently teaching Personal Finance, Accounting 1, Accounting 2, Business Math, and Virtual High School.  Mr. Rich is proud of the fact that an average of 20% of his business students from Ware go on and major in Business at the college level.  He also serves as the Class of 2016 Class Advisor and is completing his first year as the Director of Athletics for the Ware Public Schools District. 

Prior to his teaching and coaching career, Coach Rich was a four sport student-athlete in high school and played basketball at the college level.  Since then, he has continued to express his true passion for athletics by sharing his knowledge and experiences with the student-athletes of the Ware Learning Community.  As an educator, Coach Rich truly believes in using athletics as a platform for teaching life lessons.

Coach Rich currently resides in Hardwick with his wife Pattie and 3 daughters Carlee, Catelyn, and Calia.

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