AD position to be full time
Corydon Central High School’s co-athletic directors, Kim Briscoe and Darin Ward, will return to full-time classroom duties starting next year, after the South Harrison Community School Corp. Board of Trustees voted on the measure May 7 in the Corydon Central Junior-Senior High School auditorium.
Briscoe, who also coaches volleyball and softball, and Ward, who coaches football, have shared the athletic director’s role and served in part-time teaching positions since April 2011, when they took over for Michael Emmert, who also served as a part-time teacher and part-time athletic director.
Discussion also was held regarding the athletic director’s position and whether or not permission should be granted to allow the AD at Corydon to coach one extracurricular sport. Trustee Joyce Bliss asked to have the item pulled from the consent agenda for further dialogue.
Bliss said that, with everything the AD job entails, there’s no way someone could devote enough time to being AD as well as focus on coaching a sport. She made the motion that the job description be such that the athletic director could not coach a sport and be an athletic director only.
Trustee Vickie Engleman seconded the motion, which passed, 7-0.
Trustee Karen Lopp pulled a motion that would create two activity supervisor positions to be paid through a stipend previously paid to the athletic director’s position. Those hired in the positions would help supervise students and student-athletes at home and away games, with mileage being paid for away games.
Trustee Shelly Romero made the motion to accept the motion to create the positions, and Larry Hauswald seconded. The motion passed, 5-2, with Bliss and Lopp voting against.
During his superintendent’s report, Dr. Neyland Clark noted that kindergarten round-up was a success and that numbers were down slightly from previous round-ups. Clark said he believed the Corydon-New Middletown Road closure was partially to blame. Still, 105 students from Corydon Elementary, 44 from South Central Elementary, 22 from Heth-Washington Elementary and 19 from New Middletown Elementary attended.