Ashwaubenon's Steavpack named new AD at Lincoln

Ashwaubenon's Steavpack named new AD at Lincoln

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Ashwaubenon's Steavpack named new AD at Lincoln

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Manitowoc Lincoln has found itself a new athletic director, and he comes in with both experience in the position and intimate knowledge of the school.

Dave Steavpack, athletic director/associate principal at Ashwaubenon High, has accepted the role to be the Ships’ new AD starting July 1. He will succeed John Johnson, who resigned the position effective June 30.

Steavpack has been the AD for the Ashwaubenen School District since 2002, and is an elected member of the Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association’s Advisory Council. The Jaguars have been a powerhouse in many Division 2 sports in the state.

Ashwaubenon and Lincoln are each members of the Fox River Classic Conferernce.

Steavpack is quite familiar with Lincoln and Manitowoc in general. He taught physical education and health here from 1995-2002 and served as assistant coach to Mark Christenson for boys basketball.

“My best teaching experience was in the MPSD system,” Steavpack said Wednesday.

Steavpack was unanimously approved for the position by the MPSD Board of Education. He holds a Master of Arts degree in Educational Leadership from Cardinal Stritch University in Milwaukee, and a Bachelor of Science in Physical Education and Health Education from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point.

Steavpack believes Manitowoc Lincoln can be a sports powerhouse again.

“It’s a one-school community, in that all the kids that go through the public schools are, for the most part, going to Lincoln,” he said. “Now you can work with the coaches to build through the youth system.

“It’s not easy to do that. I’m not coming in with answers,” he added. “I’m leaving Ashwaubenon with great community support, with coaches who care and who work with kids and families to increase numbers in the programs, and that’s something that needs to take place as I move forward into Manitowoc.”

Steavpack said it was good timing for him to take on a new career challenge. His two daughters recently graduated from Ashwaubenon High, making it a good time to take on a new career challenge.

He enjoyed his time in Manitowoc, and is eager to be a part of the athletic community again.

“Lincoln is a great place to go to school,” he said.

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