An experienced leader focused on student athletic and academic achievement, Brian Samulski joins the Northville Mustangs as the new Athletic Director for Northville Public Schools. The Northville Board of Education unanimously approved Mr. Samulski’s appointment at its June 25, 2019 meeting. Brian Samulski will succeed Bryan Masi who announced earlier this year that he will be retiring in November 2019.
The Athletic Director is a leadership role that coordinates Northville Public Schools’ sixth through twelfth grade athletic programs. As the Athletic Director, Mr. Samulski will carry out all leadership functions of the athletic program and build strong relationships with students, staff, parents and the community. He will supervise and direct all coaching staff and ensure that MHSAA rules are adhered to by all athletic teams and schedule all middle school and high school athletic events. This position is also responsible for the athletic program budget in consultation with the Business Office.
Brian Samulski comes from Plymouth Canton Community Schools where he was the Assistant Principal for Activities and Athletics at Salem High School for five years. Prior to his role as Assistant Principal, Samulski was an educator for multiple grade levels and subjects at Wayne-Westland Schools for 13 years. Samulski was a teacher for K-5 Physical Education, a 6th grade English Language Arts and Social Studies, a 9-12th grade Physical Education and he taught all subjects for 6th graders. Samulski is an experienced Head Varsity Girls Basketball Coach for Canton High School where he coached for 13 years.
Samulski will begin his new position as the Athletic Director in late October 2019 for a brief transition period prior to Masi’s retirement in November 2019. Masi is retiring from Northville Public Schools after 28 years of service as an award winning Athletic Director, physical education and health teacher, and a coach to multiple teams. Masi has been the Athletic Director since 2003. In 2009, he received a certificate from the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Associations, a voluntary national certification process for Athletic Directors.
“Our athletic and extracurricular programs are an integral part of Northville’s long-standing Tradition of Excellence in our classrooms, on our fields of play, and beyond the playing field. Brian Samulski’s student-focused philosophy, leadership and experience make him a great choice for the role,” said Superintendent Mary Kay Gallagher. “We welcome Mr. Samulski to our Northville team, and know that he shares a commitment to leadership, service and excellence that is a large part of Bryan Masi’s legacy.”
“Northville Public Schools is student-centered, has great facilities, and is fully supported by its community,” said Brian Samulksi. “I look forward to establishing relationships with the student athletes, coaches, and staff while continuing to build on the great department that Bryan Masi has led for so many successful years.”
Mr. Samulksi has a Bachelors in Education majoring in Health, Physical Education and Recreation and a minor in History from Olivet College. He has a Masters in Sports Administration and an Administrative Certificate also from Wayne State University. He has also served on several professional committees such as the MHSSA Scholar-Athlete Committee and a Positive Behavioral Supports Committee.