Elvers Hired as Litchfield H.S. Athletic Director
Tue, 26 Mar 2019 10:25:56 CDT
For most of the 2018-19 year, the Litchfield School District has had four people hold the title of athletic director. After the school board meeting on Thursday, Mar. 21, that number has been cut in half.
The board approved the hire of Mark Elvers as the high school athletic director beginning in the 2019-20 school year. Lisa Schaffer, who has been performing the duties at the middle school this year, will continue serving in that capacity. It's an opportunity Elvers said he is looking forward to.
"I'm excited," Elvers said during an interview on WSMI Sports Saturday. "I get to work with a lot of good men and women, a lot of whom I have worked with in the past."
Stability was important to Elvers when he applied for the position.
"I wanted to give back and add some stability," he said. "I've been part of, along with (former athletic director) Pat Reents, a character and leadership group the last few years. I helped and volunteered with him when he was coaching, and I just felt the need to give back and step in and help out."
Longtime teacher and coach Andy Kassebaum was hired as the district's athletic director last August. However, he resigned from the position in September. Louie Lang, Drew Logan, Victoria Knoche and Schaffer were hired at different times to fill the role for the remainder of the year. Even though he will not officially begin his duties until July 1, Elvers said he will use the rest of this year to work with the current directors to transition into the new role.
"I'm going to sit down with Drew and let him finish out the things that need to be done this year," he said. "Then I'll get to work on things that need to be done over the summer for next year."
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