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New London Public Schools students and families.

I hope this finds you well. My name is Phil Orbe and I am the Athletic Director for New London Public Schools. Our athletic program teaches sound citizenship through the practice of good sportsmanship, the development of desirable social traits including emotional control, honesty, cooperation, dependability, and the encouragement of respect toward other athletes and their abilities.

New London High School takes pride in providing opportunities for all student athletes through the Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference (CIAC) sponsored activities. Interscholastic athletics is historically a significant part of the total educational program. They offer opportunity for students to be a part of a team, to serve their school, to enjoy fellowship, and to develop intellectually, physically and emotionally.

We believe that New London High School Athletics provides a unifying influence within our student body and between our school and community. The New London High School Whaler athletic family will endeavor to provide each participant with positive experiences that will help them develop their own philosophy toward commitment, responsibility, and loyalty which will guide them for post-school competition in society. We believe that the will to win is a natural human trait and entirely desirable, but this urge whether individual or collective, is not to be attained at the price of unfair advantage or gained through violation of established rules and principles. The desire to win is important but will never outweigh the welfare of the athlete and will be kept in perspective towards the balance of what is good for the team and the individual.

If athletics are to be sponsored by the educational system, then athletics must be educative. The educative process must continue into the realm of responsibility. We cannot escape the thought that responsibility lies with all of us. Responsibility is a big part of athletics at New London High School. Responsibility to one’s team, self and family is the most important aspects of education within our athletic department.

Those interested in participating in athletics either at Bennie Dover Jackson Multi-Magnet School campus or New London Multi-Magnet campus should be aware of the following:

Please visit the BDJMMMC and the NLHSMMC athletic pages for further detailed information.

Lastly, I am available to answer any questions or concerns you may have.

Be well,

Phil Orbe
Director of Athletics

The middle school boys and girls basketball teams begin practices on Tuesday, November 29th. Please encourage our student-athletes to join a team via  An updated physical (within the past 13 months) is required with this registration. In order to participate, a student-athlete must be registered and approved. Practices take place directly after school. There is a thirteen game schedule for both teams, which does include sub-varsity games. There is a roster limit, so team selection may occur. The girls' coach is Melanie McKinnon . The boys' coach is Donavan McClean Please reach out to them with any sport-specific questions.

A directory of coaches by season is located in the bottom section of this page.

Each prospective student-athlete is required to register for their desired sport. Student-athletes are not allowed to begin practice without having the following on file with the athletic director. This sign offs can be found via the FamilyID link above.

Sports Participation Health Record (physical) – good for 13 months. Please email a copy to

Parent Permission & Emergency Medical Form & Athletic Responsibility Acknowledgment

Concussion Consent Form for Parents/Athletes

Sudden Cardiac Arrest Consent Form for Parents/Athletes









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Baylee Brackett



Girls Soccer






Glenn Hall



XC Boys, Basketball






Cheryl Viverois



XC Girls






Lauren Wiseman



Track Girls






Chris Campbell



Track Boys






Melanie McKinnon



Girls Basketball



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