|O’Boyle resigns as activities director|
|March 31, 2011 Jerry Purvis|
Less than two months after being named as the District Athletic Director of the Year, Gering Schools Activities Director Tom O’Boyle has resigned his position.
In a brief news release issued last week, the school district said they had “accepted a resignation from Tom O’Boyle as Activities Director. Mr. O’Boyle will remain an employee of the district as a teacher. His specific assignment will be determined at a later date.”
O’Boyle said he will remain in his current position until the end of his contract year, which ends in mid-June.
“I’ve enjoyed what I’ve done and I’ve worked with some great people and coaches,” O’Boyle said. “As for the future, I’m keeping my options open and exploring opportunities.”
O’Boyle served five years as Activities Director for the Gering schools. Prior to that, he taught physical education for four years and was the football coach, a position he kept when he left the classroom for the activities director position.
It was late January when O’Boyle was named 2011 District Athletic Director of the Year for District 6 by the Nebraska State Interscholastic Administrators Association.
When asked whether O’Boyle would return in the fall as Gering’s football coach, Superintendent of Schools Don Hague said “Don’t know.” It’s usually in mid to late April when the administration decides coaching assignments.
The position for a new activities director is now open. A list of qualifications is available on the school district’s website and anyone who’s interested can fill out all the applications online.
Hague said the position will usually remain open for two to three weeks. After that, senior high principal Eldon Hubbard and junior high principal Dora Olivares will screen the candidates and set up interviews. The superintendent is involved in the interview process as well.
“After interviewing candidates, we make a recommendation to the board,” Hague said. “It’s a similar process as we do with teaching positions.”
The entire process will take from one to 1½ months to complete. The district hopes to have someone hired by early summer. The new director will start work Aug. 1, 2011.
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