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Board appoints new Athletic Director

The hiring of Mr. Nicolas Kearfott as NCHS’ Athletic Director for the 2018-2019 school year was confirmed during the February 28 school board meeting.

Kearfott, the current Athletic Director at Dekalb High School in Dekalb, Illinois, will take over for Mr. Mike Clark after Clark’s retirement at the end of the year.

Kearfott will enter his 15th year as an athletic director when he officially begins employment on July 1, but he has also served in other administrative roles as a dean of students, assistant principal, and head principal.

“I’m excited to be part of a successful school– both academically and athletically.” Kearfott said, on his hopes to make an impact on Normal Community.

One of Kearfott’s first responsibilities in this new role is the hiring of a new varsity head football coach to replace ten-year coach Wes Temples. Kearfott and Clark conducted preliminary interviews on February 26 and follow-up interviews on February 28.

Kearfott, an El Paso, IL native said he was looking for a head coach “that can step in and lead the program…. Who can not only teach the sport but develop young men that are going to lead at Normal Community and be successful citizens.”

Kearfott hopes to name the final candidate during the week of March 5. The decision must then be approved by the board.

Kearfott’s ultimate goal is to “hopefully lead the athletic program to success,” the football hiring can be his first step towards that goal.

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Ashleigh Brady, Managing Editor
Ashleigh Brady is a senior at Normal Community High School and a 3rd year member of the Lady Iron Track and Field Team. She worked as a staff reporter her junior year and a sports editor her senior year. I am interested in pursuing Journalism at the University of Alabama. If I won a million dollars I would buy season tickets for the Chicago Blackhawks for the rest of my life. 
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