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Clipper athletics to stay the course with Tashjian at helm

August 27, 2014

Chris Tashjian, the new athletic director for Cumberland High School, is pictured on the Mendon Road campus, where he says his focus for the upcoming school year will be maintaining the blueprint that has led to so much success over recent years. (Photos by Brendan McGair)


CUMBERLAND – Following the blueprint that has churned out plenty of athletic success in recent years at Cumberland High School is the mission that new Cumberland High athletic director Chris Tashjian sees for himself during the 2014-15 interscholastic season.
 
“I believe in the philosophy that if something’s not broken, you don’t need to fix it,” Tashjian said while seated behind the desk in his Wellness Center office on Wednesday afternoon. “I can meet the challenge and that’s what I’m not concerned about. It’s going to take me awhile to access and understand have processes work around here.”
 
Tashjian brings a wealth of experience to his full-time post at Cumberland. Previously, the 46-year-old was an AD at a Virginia high school and an assistant AD at a Maryland school. He is familiar with the Rhode Island sports scene, having served as an athletic director for two years at Moses Brown and eight years at Rocky Hill School.
 
A native of Haverhill, Mass. who resides in West Warwick, Tashjian received his undergraduate degree from Salem (Mass.) State University and did his graduate work at Virginia’s George Mason University.
 
 
For complete story, see Thursday's print edition of The Times.
 
 
Follow Brendan McGair on Twitter: @bwmcgair03



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