Monday, January 10, 2011

Cheney High School VP Jim Missel, Athletic Director of the Year

Congratulations to Jim Missel, Vice Principal at Cheney High School, who has been awared the Great Northern League (GNL) Athletic Director of the Year.

The GNL sought a nomination, West Valley High School's Wayne McKnight threw Missel's name in. It was seconded and then voted on by the GNL athletic directors.

In Missel's 14-year history as an athletic director, this is the second time he's been nominated. His previous nomination came during his three-year position at Lakeside High School.

Missel's resume will be sent to Mike Davis of Washington Interscholastic Activities Association (WIAA) District #7 to compete on a district level before going on to state.

Missel's nomination is not a surprise. During his tenure as CHS athletic director, he has supported activities and sports by getting the funding and guidance they need. He also works with parents and sends information to the press so the kids receive recognition.

"I'm still learning and I will continue to learn," Missel said of his job description.

His devotion to the students is outstanding as he has worked with students on limited budgets. He helps them by reducing fees and reducing program costs so barriers to after-school activies are minimalized.

"I want every kid involved in activites and athletics," he said.

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