Ryan T. Cox, Ed.D., Director of Athletics, Physical and Health Education
The Patchogue-Medford Athletic Program is one that is rich in history and tradition since 1896. As the proud Athletic Director of this fine school district, I am very fortunate to be afforded the opportunity to witness the amazing accomplishments of our student-athletes and work collegially with our coaches, administrators and community members to ensure that we provide the very best experience for our student-athletes.
As a program, we strive for ‘competitive excellence’ on the playing field/court, and in the classroom. Our student-athletes are immersed in an environment that fosters this mission as our coaches, faculty members, and administration are dedicated to creating this positive atmosphere.
Participation on an athletic team promotes strong values and positive character traits such as teamwork, camaraderie, accountability, commitment, and loyalty. Athletics encourages this development and is essential so that our children may recognize their own unique potential. The past two years, we have witnessed the resilience of our athletes and community as we navigate the pandemic, and am comforted by their ability to overcome adversity and persevere.
Patchogue-Medford is committed to promoting a healthy lifestyle and lifelong love of learning. The Athletic department strives to teach these values. Through education based interscholastic athletics and a professional and dedicated staff, we encourage our students and athletes to be lifelong learners and develop the love of living a healthy lifestyle.
Ryan T. Cox, Ed.D.
Director of Athletics, Physical Education, and Health Education