Neenah High School’s search for a new activities director is back on.
The school district had hired Brian Matz for the position in late May and he worked briefly at the school before resigning to accept a job at Green Bay Southwest as activities director and associate principal.
Matz was selected to replace Jim Strick, who has started a new job as the school district’s communications director following three years as activities director.
The position has been posted and Neenah principal Brian Wunderlich said the district hopes to fill it by the start of the school year.
“We certainly don’t want to start the school year without an activities director,” said Wunderlich. “But part of our discussions have been, if we don’t have a suitable candidate, what’s our Plan B? What’s our Plan C?
“Ultimately, we’re hoping to get a quality long-term solution because we’d like to get some stability in that position. “
Wunderlich said he never expected to be filling the position twice within such a short span.
“It was very much a surprise and disappointing but, obviously you move on,” said Wunderlich.
Practice for most high school sports begins within the next few weeks, starting with prep football on Tuesday.
“I think we’ll get a good one,” said Strick. “I had the job for three years and it was a job very well-supported by administration. I personally think it’s a very good job. To me, Neenah is one of the premier high schools in the state.”
Strick will serve as interim activities director until a permanent one is hired.
“It’s kind of a tough time of the year, with prep football starting next week,” said Strick. “It will be a little challenging juggling this new position at the same time, but all of our coaches have been in place for some time and I don’t foresee any major issues.”
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