Kris Griffin leaving athletic director's job

Kris Griffin
Kris Griffin

REED CITY – Reed City athletic director Kris Griffin has announced she’s taking a new position in the district.

For the last five years, Griffin has been in that position along with dean of students.

“I am going to be a behavioral intervention specialist,” Griffin said. “It’s a district position, K-12, but I’ll be housed at the elementary school. It’s a new position. I’ll be working with at-risk students and families, and working with teachers, community agencies to try to improve behaviors and academics with at-risk kids.”

Griffin has been with the district 22 years. Prior to being athletic director, she was the assistant principal at the elementary school.

“I had a choice,” Griffin said. “I thought about it and decided maybe it was time. The AD position is night and day. I was ready for a slower pace, back to doing social work, which is my original degree.

“I’m going to miss it, no doubt. I’ll miss the kids. I certainly plan on going to a lot of the athletic events. I grew up here. I’ve always been active (with athletics).”

Highlights have included all the titles including regional and districts for football, districts for boys basketball and girls basketball, plus two straight district crowns for baseball and softball.

“There’s been some great memories and great kids,” Griffin said. “Those are the things I’ll definitely miss.”

The athletic director’s position has been posted with hopes a new person will be on board by August.

“The ADs in our league (Central State Activities Association) have been amazing to work with,” Griffin said. “You meet a lot of people. There’s definitely a bond that takes place between all the ADs.”