In the past week or so, administrators at Sand Creek and Colorado Springs Christian School chose to stay in house in their choices for athletic directors.
At Sand Creek, fourth-year football coach Rod Baker will double up as AD. Baker, 50, previously gained experience as an athletic director at Peyton before a 17-year tenure on the sidelines as Palmer football coach from 1993 to 2010.
“It ended up being something that’s going to work,” Baker said. “It fell into place. I’ve done this before, but I was a lot younger then. Hopefully, my experience will help steer me in the right direction.”
Jason Rollins, the boys’ and girls’ soccer coach at CSCS, will take his first sojourn into administration as interim athletic director.
“I’ve been coaching and teaching for 10 years and never saw administration as my track,” Rollins said. “Sometimes, God works in mysterious ways. As far as the interim title goes, they wanted to make sure it’s a good fit for the school and me. We’ll probably re-evaluate that next summer.”
While Rollins has a little time to get his feet wet before the fall sports season starts in just under a month, Baker inherits some unfinished business. First up: finding coaches for the school’s wildly successful girls’ basketball and girls’ soccer programs.
Kevin Carmody, The Gazette