By RICHARD TERRELL
Senior Staff Writer
After his first year as Director of Athletic Operations and the men’s basketball coach, Coach High has decided to step up and become the Athletic Director, but will remain the head coach for men’s basketball team. “This is what I enjoy doing. This is my twentieth year working in the athletic administration,” said Coach High.
“I bring in outside experience, as well as new ideas in a way that will strengthen the ideas already going on,” said High.
Coach High brings a lot to the department. He has experience working as head coach and athletic director at many different high schools and colleges. One thing that High has already started is renovating the gymnasium by changing the scoreboard and selling sponsorships to add to the gym walls.
“I want to be creative because I truly believe that North Central athletics is at a very good spot. I want to do things to enhance the department,” High commented.
Becoming the new athletic director, Coach High has more responsibilities than his previous positions. His responsibilities include supervising the other athletic staff and overseeing all the sports schedules.
“My goals are to get through the provisional process with the NCCAA, get full membership with the Upper Midwest Athletic Conference, build our roster sizes and to strengthen the level of competition,” said High.
After this year, North Central athletics will have dual membership with both the NCCAA Division II and the NCAA Division III. “Plans for the next few years are to better our programs and keep them growing,” said High.
“I want this campus to be more knowledgeable of our athletics, and I want students to show more support for the teams,” said High.