Fallacaro Takes AD Job at West Seneca
Leaving a lasting impact on students is a passion for Marisa Fallacaro. Since 2005 she has been doing just that out in Eden, first as a physical education teacher and most recently as the Director of Health, PE and Athletics. It’s safe to say she has worn many hats during her time at Eden and her body of work there is unmatched.
Recently however, Fallacaro resigned her duties at Eden and took over the vacant Athletic Director position at West Seneca. One of the reasons she is making the move is due to the size of the school district. “When I look at West Seneca (my home district) I feel like they are where Eden was a few years back,” Fallacaro said by phone. “They have success in some programs, some that are rebuilding, a community that is sports minded with great youth programs, coaches that are dedicated and are looking for someone that can assist them in reaching their goals. I look at the size of the district and am really excited for the amount of kids I can hopefully have a positive impact on.”
In addition to teaching in Eden she also coached several Varsity sports. She was the head softball coach from 2013-18 (assistant in ’19), head girls basketball coach 2006-14 and Co-coach of the field hockey team from 2014-17. She also coached a number of JV and modified teams during that stretch. “My goal at Eden, and the committees and roles I am involved in at Section VI and NYSPHSAA have always been about providing positive impact on kids,” Fallacaro said, adding “Eden has afforded me the opportunity to have a big impact on the kids at Eden.”
Fallacaro played a major role in improving the lives of athletes at Eden. “I have been lucky enough to be a part of a lot of great experiences at Eden. But one my proudest accomplishments is being a part of bringing the dream of a turf stadium to a reality. Our Eden athletes work so hard and deserve the very best facilities. But also I am so proud of the athletes that have graduated from the Eden athletic program. I am lucky enough to still be in touch with many of them and I am so proud of the amazing people they have become.”
Fallacaro will start working on increasing participation at all levels of sport at West Seneca and try to curb the amount of transfers from that district. She will oversee both West Seneca East and West.
The Indians won a state football championship in 2017 and reached the Section VI finals in 2018. The boys basketball, ice hockey and baseball teams have also enjoyed success the past few years. The Trojans have also had their share of success, most recently their football team finished as the runner-up in the Class A football championships in New York State.
Will Fallacaro be able to help facilitate new fields for both high schools like we see in Williamsville, KenTon and Clarence? Time will tell but if there is one person that can bring even more attention to the West Seneca School District it is Fallacaro. She has a lot of support from around Western New York and serves on a number of boards at the Section and State levels. She is known as a person who can get things done.
Fallacaro is a Cheektowaga Central graduate where she was a three-sport athlete in soccer, basketball and softball. Her athletic career continued on at Roberts Wesleyan as a member of the soccer and basketball team until she suffered a torn ACL.
Currently Fallacaro serves on the Section VI Athletic Council and ECIC Activity Board and at the state level (NYSPHSAA) she is a member of the Handbook and Compensation Committee as well as the Chapter 6 Professional Development Chairperson.