Kelley to remain in athletic director position

Despite rumors that he is leaving the athletic director position, former soccer coach Dave Kelley will continue to serve in the role next year.

 

The CHS athletic department has many goals for the upcoming school year including providing a safe environ­ment that includes the proper equip­ment for the sports teams, continuing to offer concussion screenings to ensure the health of the players and beginning a corollary sports program for students with disabilities.

 

“With budget constraints facing Montgomery County next year there will be limited opportunities for offer­ing new programs at CHS,” Kelley said. “My hope is that we don’t lose any of our existing teams, programs and/or coaching positions.”

 

Kelley said he enjoys working with the administration, the student ath­letes, the coaches and the CHS com­munity, and he does not plan to retire until the demands of being athletic director prevent him from participat­ing in other activities.

 

According to MCPS Director of System-Wide Athletics Dr. William G. Beattie, there is no limit to the number of years that a person can be an athletic director.

 

“As long as I enjoy the athletic direc­tor position I will remain at CHS,” Kel­ley said. “That being said, the MCPS athletic director position demands a considerable amount of time and en­ergy, and when my desire to engage in other activities is hindered by the athletic director job I’ll know it’s time to step away.”

 

Before taking the athletic director position at CHS, Kelley coached soccer at youth, high school and collegiate levels for 30 years. When he does retire from MCPS, he intends on coaching soccer again, which he has not done for two years.

 

“Dave Kelley will benefit CHS by extend­ing his time as athletic director,” Principal Joan Benz said. “The athletic director and assistant athletic director spend so much time here at CHS, as well as [at] critical games that take place away from home.”

 

Despite rumors that he is leaving the athletic director position, former soccer coach Dave Kelley will continue to serve in the role next year.

 

The CHS athletic department has many goals for the upcoming school year including providing a safe environ­ment that includes the proper equip­ment for the sports teams, continuing to offer concussion screenings to ensure the health of the players and beginning a corollary sports program for students with disabilities.

 

“With budget constraints facing Montgomery County next year there will be limited opportunities for offer­