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Athletic Director Search Begin

Mullen High School is very pleased to announce our search for a new Athletic Director, introduce the search committee and present our timeline. We will conduct an online and virtual search until we are allowed by federal, state and local guidelines to engage in person. This process is based in our Core Principles, involves members of the community both in and out of the school and will identify candidates who we anticipate serving our student athletes proudly and well.
The members of the Search Committee are charged with identifying energetic and visionary candidates for the position of Athletic Director. 

The deadline for applications is Friday, May 22, 2020. The committee will begin vetting candidates’ credentials and resumes as soon as they are forwarded to the school, interviewing appropriate candidates and forwarding finalists to the principal for final interviews and a job offer. We anticipate naming our new Athletic Director by mid-June.

We are grateful to the members of the Mullen community who have agreed to serve on this committee and pray for them as they begin the work of determining who best can serve our student athletes. The committee is:

Mr. Jeremy Bennett, Head Football Coach
Mr. Kevin Broulliette, Community Member
Ms. Trish Gleason, Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Britt Gusmus, Social Studies Teacher
Mr. Michael McDermott, Community Member
Mrs. Kathleen Perciak, Alumni Director
Ms. Emily Pickering, Athletic Department, Head Cheer Coach
Ms. Stephanie Santillo, Director of College Counselor
Mr. Joe Welling, Asst. Principal, Head Cross Country Coach, Assistant Track Coach

Our Expectations
The Athletic Director at Mullen High School is appointed to prepare and lead the Athletic Department and all of our student athletes in the tradition of St. John Baptist de La Salle and the Brothers of the Christian Schools. Mullen High School is a Lasallian, Catholic, college preparatory high school whose graduates are part of an inclusive community that upholds respect for all persons. It is the responsibility of the Athletic Director to ensure that athletic programs at Mullen High School are conducted in a manner befitting the rich history of the school and reach excellence in classrooms and in athletic competition. 
The Athletic Director Will Possess:
  • Extensive athletic management experience 
  • Experience in mentoring coaches and athletic personnel
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality in all matters of school business
  • Excellent relational skills with staff, students and parents
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills

The Athletic Director Will:
  • Demonstrate commitment to Lasallian tradition of education in the Holy Presence of God
  • Accept and uphold Mullen’s Lasallian mission and its Five Core Principles.  
  • Foster a safe and challenging atmosphere and be responsible for its execution
  • Management of the Athletic Department budget 
  • Be committed to partnering with parents and booster club
  • Support athletes in being their best physically through the Mullen Sports Performance and Mullen Sports Medicine programs
  • Assist coaches, athletes and families in College Recruiting process with the College Counseling Office, when applicable
  • Know, understand and educate coaching staff on CHSAA rules and regulations
  • Complete administrative elements necessary for advancement of program
  • Pursue professional/personal/spiritual growth and development
  • Participate in the broader mission of Mullen
  • Serve Mullen wholeheartedly as an exceptional teammate
  • Create opportunities for students to meaningfully connect, facilitates opportunities to serve those in need, and leads both the development of school spirit and spirituality 
  • Assist Mullen staff to facilitate school-wide wins
Key Student Athlete Outcomes:
  • Every student-athlete has an exceptional AND FUN experience being involved in Mullen Athletics
  • Every student is prepared to succeed and to engage with their whole hearts and minds to transform the world.
  • Every student-athlete has a mentoring connection with an adult in the Mullen Athletic program
  • Mullen teams are appropriately ambitious and competitive 
  • Every sport at Mullen serves as a marquee attraction for current and future students that leads in the development of school spirit

Next Steps
The committees will meet to review applications and to select a group of semi finalists to interview. From that group of semi-finalists the committees will identify their top candidates and submit them to Mr. Jeff Howard, Principal, who will interview them and name a Lead Candidate for the position.

The Lead Candidate will meet with the following individuals and groups:
  • The Director of Sports Performance and Head Athletic Trainer
  • The Athletic Department staff
  • A representative group of coaches
  • A representative group of parents

After considering the feedback from those groups, Mr. Howard will either formally offer the position or consider other candidates recommended by the committee. 

We are very enthusiastic about the interest in this position, the amount of candidates who have already applied and the search committee that will begin this important work.