Adam Noto has been named the new athletic director at Cristo Rey Jesuit High School in East Baltimore, according to a release.

Noto previously served as sports information director at Hilbert College in Hamburg, N.Y., before becoming an admissions counselor and junior varsity basketball coach at Medaille College in Buffalo, N.Y. He graduated from Canisius High School and Canisius College in Buffalo, which are both Jesuit schools.

"Cristo Rey Jesuit is a great fit for me," Noto, who wants to teach students lessons that will serve them well after their athletic careers, said in the statement. "I believe strongly in the mission and values of the school. These very same values, which were a life-changing part of my experience at Canisius High School, have motivated and inspired me to work at Cristo Rey Jesuit."

The school competes in men's and women's basketball, men's and women's soccer, baseball, softball, men's lacrosse, and cheerleading as a part of the MIAA.

Cristo Rey Jesuit president Rev. John W. Swope said Noto brings great energy and enthusiasm to the Hornets' athletics programs.

"He also brings a deep understanding of our school's unique mission: to prepare bright and promising Baltimore City students for success in college, work and life," Swope said. "I know he will be an inspirational and effective leader for our student-athletes."

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