Managing An Athletic Program As Co-Athletic Directors
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Paul Snow is one of the Athletic Directors at Menlo-Atherton High School (@bearsathletics_) in Atherton, CA. Prior to arriving at Menlo-Atherton in 2005, Snow coached both the varsity boys and girls soccer squads and served as the Athletic Director at Thurgood Marshall Academic High School in San Francisco. Snow also teaches history at M-A and served as the head girls' varsity soccer coach. In 2017, Snow and Co-AD Steve Kryger were named the Northern California Girls and Boys Athletic Directors of the Year by the California Coaches Association (CCA).
In this video, Snow talks about how he and Steve Kryger handle dividing up responsibilities as co-athletic directors. They both teach several classes each, so at a school with 2,400 students, being a part-time athletic director alone would be an impossible responsibility. With a partner, they are able to pick up each other’s slack when one of them becomes overwhelmed. For example, in the winter, Snow is a coach for the girls’ soccer team, so Kryger takes up a few more responsibilities as AD. The opposite happens in the spring when Kryger coaches lacrosse. This partnership allows them to stay on top of their many responsibilities as teachers, coaches, and ADs.