In March, Hays High School Athletics Director and Assistant Principal Clint Albers turned in his resignation. Approximately one month later Chris Michaelis has been named to that same position at the high school.
Michaelis has been a teacher and coach at Hays High for past 18 years. He previously taught in Manhattan at a private school.
Michaelis coached the girls’ soccer program for 17 years and the boys program for nearly as long minus a small hiatus in the early 2000’s. He has also been a teacher at Hays High during his entire tenure at Hays.
Michaelis said he’s considered taking the next step in becoming an athletic director or assistant principal and the opportunity to do so at Hays High School was the perfect scenario.
Over the past couple of sports seasons, he was also named the events coordinator which gave him a behind the scenes look at how things worked, well before the job ever came open.
Michaelis will take over his new duties July 1, 2014.