Four of the 11 schools in the Class 4A and 3A Greater St. Helens leagues will have new athletic directors for the upcoming school year.
At the 4A level, new Union football coach Rory Rosenbach will also take over the AD duties for the Titans. He replaces Gary McGarvie, who resigned as the football coach during the winter while remaining as the AD through the end of this recent school year.
“I’m super excited about it,” Rosenbach said. “Kind of the next step in my career.”
This will be his first administrative job. He comes to Union after coaching at Glacier Peak in Snohomish.
There will be three new ADs in the 3A GSHL.
John Schultz is taking over at Fort Vancouver for Dirk Hansen, who is leaving athletics and the county. Hansen will be an administrator at Walla Walla High School in the fall. Schultz had a 31-year coaching career, including 22 seasons as Centralia’s football coach, before moving into administration.
Jason Castro is the new athletic director at Prairie High School. Andy Schoonover moved on from athletics to become an assistant principal at Pleasant Valley Middle School.
Castro, who comes from Kelso, is leaving the coaching ranks for sports administration.
“I wasn’t necessarily looking to move. When the position opened, it seemed like a place with so much athletic tradition and history, I couldn’t pass on it,” Castro said. “I couldn’t be more excited to be part of the Falcon family.”
And up north in Kelso, longtime AD Ray Cattin has accepted an administration job within the district outside of sports. Len Hiatt will take over for the Hilanders.