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Wesney to serve as athletic director at RVHS

| June 9, 2020

Kate Wesney

River View High School and the River View Local School District would like to announce the hiring of Kate Wesney as the new athletic director for the district. Wesney is only the fourth athletic director in the history of the district dating back to 1965. She is a graduate of River View High School and the University of Mount Union where she earned a Bachelors of Arts degree in Sports Business and a minor in Business Administration.

Wesney follows a short list of athletic directors who have supported the district since 1965, all of which are River View Sports Hall of Famers, Joe Prosek, Ron Tisko and most recently Rod Lindsey, who will be inducted into the hall in December as a result of him being in the OHSBCA Hall of Fame (baseball coaches), and Wesney who was part of the 2006-2007 State Champion Lady Bears Basketball Team.

Wesney has been with the district for eight years in various roles including the secretary to the athletic director of three years and most recently the secretary in the main office at River View High School.

River View High School and River View Local District would like to thank Lindsey for his service as athletic director over the past nine years.

“Rod has done a wonderful job with our programs in some very tough economic times.  He always put student-athletes first when making any decisions,” said River View High School Principal Chuck Rinkes. “We have been blessed as a school and district to have the three people we have had as athletic directors over the years. Kate is going to do a fantastic job.  She has great ideas and is willing to create opportunities for our student-athletes and their families.”

“Rod Lindsey is a true Black Bear who has devoted much of his life to River View Local School District and River View Athletics. Being an athletic director is a tireless position in any district and requires a dedication to wanting kids to experience the joys of competition as well as life lessons learned from extracurricular athletics. We want to thank Mr. Lindsey for his years of dedication and service. We also want to welcome Katie in her new role. She will be adding these responsibilities to many of her existing roles in the district and the task will be large. We are confident in her ability to take on such an important role and responsibility and look forward to the direction she will choose for our athletic programs,” said Dalton Summers, superintendent of schools.

Wesney will start her new duties immediately as fall sports reopen on campus with off season workouts and weight room sessions. She can be reached at, [email protected]

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