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Jason Cohen, Director of Health, Physical Education, and Athletics
Phone: 631-288-3800

Geri Nigg, Senior Office Assistant
Phone: 631-288-3800 ext 273


Interscholastic athletics are an integral part of the educational process of the Westhampton Beach School District. Athletics should be a broadening experience in which mind - body harmony is created by striving for physical and mental excellence. Westhampton Beach's aim is to develop a competitive athletic program without losing sight of educational values such as sportsmanship, health and scholastic attainment. It is the nature of athletic competition to strive for victory. However, the number of victories is only one criterion when determining the success of a season. Guiding the team to achieve its maximum potential is the ultimate goal. To this end, the coaching staff teaches student athletes to prepare their minds and bodies and to be modest in victory and steadfast in defeat.

The Westhampton Beach Hurricanes have a high participation rate in a well-rounded program of individual and team sports. Westhampton Beach offers sports that include varsity, junior varsity and modified programs for students in grades seven through twelve. Our teams and student-athletes have distinguished themselves with winning records and championships in the Section XI, and New York State competitions. Many teams have been recognized for their combined grade-point average through the NYSPHSAA team Scholar-Athlete program.

We wish all our teams a safe and healthy season. Go Canes!

For more information about our athletics, physical education, and health programs please contact Jason Cohen, Athletic Director at (631) 288-3800 ext. 273/219.

Athletics Teams
High School       Middle School - Grades 7-8
Baseball   Baseball 
Basketball   Basketball
Cheerleading   Cross Country
Cross Country   Football
Football   Lacrosse
Golf   Soccer
Gymnastics**   Softball 
Girls Swim (Individual)   Tennis
Boys Swim (Individual)   Track
Lacrosse   Volleyball 
Soccer   Wrestling


**Gymnastics team combined with William Floyd, Eastport South Manor, Shoreham Wading River, and Center Moriches 

Athletic News

Top Tennis Players

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The Westhampton Beach School District congratulates junior Matilda Buchen and senior Julia Stabile, who were named to Newsday’s Top 30 Long Island Girls Tennis Players list. The pair was named for winning the 2022 Suffolk individual doubles title and finishing seventh in the state. In team play last season, they were a combined 35-1 at singles.

Date Added: 9/21/2023

Top Volleyball Players Named in Westhampton Beach

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The Westhampton Beach School District congratulates seniors Will Jankowski, Alec Kelly, Casey Sidor and Seth Terry on being named to Newsday’s Top 50 Long Island Boys Volleyball Players list. Will was recognized for having 102 kills, 136 digs and 20 blocks as a junior; Alec for having 81 kills and 80 digs in his junior year and reaching the Suffolk Division II semifinals; Casey for racking up 370 assists, 57 kills and 21 aces last season; and Seth for totaling 130 assists, 131 digs and 90 kills as a junior.

Date Added: 9/19/2023

Westhampton Beach athlete earns All-American title

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Westhampton Beach High School’s star runner Trevor Hayes earned an All-American title following his stellar performance at the Nike nationals at Hayward Field at the University of Oregon. To acquire the title, Hayes took fifth place out of a field of 48 runners in the 2000-meter steeplechase.

“I feel very fortunate to have qualified just to compete in the Nike National Championships and to have earned a spot on the podium which included High School All- American status,” said Hayes following the race.

To earn his invitational at nationals, Hayes was required to run a qualifying time in the steeplechase at previous competitions.

Hayes started running in eighth grade after earning an All-County award in tennis as a seventh grader. Since committing to running, Hayes has received multiple All-County, All-League and All-State recognition in all three seasons of competitive running – cross-country and indoor and outdoor track. He also qualified for the Nike National Outdoor Championships in 2021, 2022 and 2023 in both the steeplechase and one-mile run.

Looking forward, Hayes hopes that the Hurricanes cross-country team can galvanize its efforts and reclaim the Suffolk County Class B championship. He also has his sights set on placing in the top three at the NYSPHSAA cross-country championships and the end of the season.

Date Added: 9/12/2023

Sarah Gormley Named Top Soccer Player

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The Westhampton Beach School District congratulates senior Sarah Gormley, who was named to Newsday’s Top 100 Long Island Girls Soccer Players list. Sarah was recognized for making 19 goals and seven assists last season, including the only goal in Westhampton’s loss against Hauppauge in the first round of the Suffolk Class A playoffs.

Date Added: 9/11/2023

Top Football Players

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The Westhampton Beach School District congratulates Will Gambino, Andrew Mensch and Brody Schaffer, who were named to Newsday’s Top 100 Long Island Football Players list. Will, a senior, was named as a four-year starter who threw for 1,412 yards and made 16 touchdowns as a junior. Mensch, also a senior, earned recognition as a three-year, two-way starter who uses his size and strength to ignite the running game. Brody, a junior, was honored for rushing for 538 yards and making eight touchdowns last season. He was also named to Newsday’s All-Long Island second team as a kicker.

Date Added: 9/7/2023