Sal Augeri is Dante Society's 'Person of the Year'

Mar 22, 2022 286

BY: Nancy Burns-Fusaro

Westerly native Salvatore J. Augeri Sr., a former coach and Westerly Public Schools superintendent, has been honored and celebrated many times during his storied career for his notable achievements and contributions to the people and town of Westerly. Yet he was totally taken aback by his latest recognition.

No stranger to recognition, Augeri is charter member of the Westerly High School Athletic Hall of Fame and member of both the Providence Gridiron and Rhode Island Interscholastic League Athletic halls of fame. Augeri — who graduated from Westerly High in 1956 and from the University of Rhode Island in 1960 — taught biology and physiology at his alma mater for a number of years before being named superintendent in 1980.

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