Cleopatra Panagiosoulis, the Springs School’s assistant principal for the past two years, has resigned. She was pictured here with John Finello, the superintendent, in September of 2013.
Jim Nicoletti, an admired former coach at East Hampton High School, said at an East Hampton School Board meeting on Tuesday that it is the third time in 18 months that a head coach has been forced out.
Jack Graves photos
Tom Cooper, the head of the recently formed East Hampton Booster Club, also spoke in favor of Coach Reale.
Sue Ann Ryan, one of Coach Reale's former players
Jim Daunt of Montauk, a longtime youth coach
Carol Hansen, whose daughter Alison Hansen played for Coach Reale from 2004 to 2008, was among his biggest supporters on Tuesday night.
Tom Bock called the situation a disgrace.
Devin O'Brien, one of the coach's former players
Emily Janis, a former player, is now an assistant field hockey coach at Lafayette College.
Kids involved in the Y.M.C.A. East Hampton RECenter’s Leaders and Lemonade program painted their lemonade stands earlier this week.
Glenn Vickers II