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Canton hires new athletic director

CANTON, Dec. 7 — Avon resident Diane (Dee) Stephan has been hired as the new athletic director at Canton High, effective today, Dec. 7. Stephan has previously coached at Avon, Ethel Walker and Simsbury. She was the director of Athletics at Ethel Walker in Simsbury for five years, where she led Walker to New England titles in girls lacrosse in 2009 and 2010. Stephan is a member of the Connecticut chapter of the U.S. Lacrosse Hall of Fame.

Gerry deSimas, Jr., is the editor and founder of The Collinsville Press. He is an award-winning writer and has been covering sports in Connecticut and New England for more than 30 years. He was inducted into the New England High School Wrestling Hall of Fame in 2018.

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