Adrian, Michigan- A veteran athletic director and administrator with a proven track record of growing athletic programs and building academic success has been named as the Adrian High School athletic director.
Andrew Mains, currently principal at Three Rivers Middle School, has been chosen from a field of 21 candidates and three highly qualified finalists. According to a press release, Mains will be recommended to the Adrian Board of Education for approval at the May 13th Board meeting. Current AHS athletic director John Roberts, is retiring from Adrian Public Schools effective June 30th.
“Andy has a proven track record of building programs, supporting student athletes, and building strong links within the community. Andy and his family are excited to move to Adrian and hit the ground running for the start of the fall athletic season,” said Bob Behnke, Adrian Public Schools Superintendent. “We are excited for him to meet the district’s athletic coaches at the upcoming Coaches Retreat on May 19th.”
“During the interview process, Andy continuously came up with creative solutions for our athletic department based on his previous experience and his research of our community,” said Beth Ferguson, APS School Board President, athletic parent, and interview committee member. “His ability to listen and provide leadership will benefit our student athletes, parents, and coaches. I’m excited for the next chapter in Adrian athletics under Andy’s leadership.”
Mains is the current Middle School Principal for Three Rivers Middle School and previously held the position of Athletic Director at Three Rivers. Prior to his leadership roles, Mains was a vocationally certified business teacher, varsity coach, and collegiate basketball player.
“My family and I couldn’t be more excited to become Maples,” said Mains. “The outpouring of support has been amazing. We are eager to get involved and continue the work that the community, staff, and students have made on the District’s Athletic Game Plan. There’s no doubt that John Roberts has big shoes to fill, but I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to grow Adrian Athletics.”
Lexi Dudas, AHS teacher, coach, and interview committee member said, “I’m excited for the energy that he is going to bring to our Athletic Department. He is very organized and has a plan to get things moving. His tenacity and passion will be a great addition to the AHS staff, athletic program, and our community.”
Mains holds a bachelor’s and master’s degree from Western Michigan University, is a registered athletic administrator, and is active within the Michigan and National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association. Following Board approval, he will officially start on July 1, 2019, but has already has plans to connect with APS well before that date.
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