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Jasinski Inducted into Newport High School Athletic Hall of Fame

From Stuart Kaufman, Sports Information:

Longtime Keene State chemistry professor and former Owl assistant track coach Dr. Jerry Jasinski was inducted into the Newport (N.H.) High School Athletic Hall of Fame October 1.

A member of the Class of 1958, Jerry Jasinski was a standout three-sport athlete at Newport, then called Towle High School, playing on the Tigers’ football, basketball and track and field teams. He was a member of the school’s 1955, 1957 and 1958 state championship track and field teams and also played on the 1958 New Hampshire Shrine Maple Sugar Bowl Team.

One of the first decathletes in the state, Jasinski became the first high school six-foot high jumper in New Hampshire, holding the state record for 10 years.

Coming to Keene State in 1978, Jasinski worked as a volunteer track assistant for then coach George Bower. At KSC, he coached decathlete Paul Trocki, the College’s first national champion. Bower and Jasinski also organized and ran the ECAC women’s track and field championship at Keene High.

Later, Jasinski spent 18 year working as an assistant for current KSC cross country and track coach Peter Thomas.

If playing and coaching wasn’t enough, Jasinski spent 35 years as a basketball official – 10 of those years as a college official with the ECAC. And Jasinski still hasn’t put down his whistle – he’s in his 41st season officiating football, and has spent just about the same time working as an official at track and field meets. Jasinski also organized the Vermont State Decathlon, a job he did for 35 seasons, before giving it up last year.

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