Purtell named athletic coordinator
The head coach of the 2010 Reynoldsburg Girls Basketball state finalists, the Lady Raiders, was appointed as the new RCSD athletics coordinator.
Jack Purtell was recommended for the position by the superintendent, and the board of education voted for his approval at its regular meeting Aug. 17. He replaces Clint Fetty, who has accepted a position in another school district.
Purtell has been a teacher and coach for 27 years and has been with Reynoldsburg since 2002. He will give up his position teaching social studies, but will continue as head coach of the Lady Raider basketball team.
“I know a lot of the kids and their families, and I live here,” he said. “I look at this as a challenge because it takes a lot of time and attention to detail, but I’m looking forward to it.”
Superintendent Stephen D. Dackin said he wishes Fetty the best of luck and is looking forward to Purtell’s leadership of the athletics program.
“Clint is a Reynoldsburg graduate and his strong leadership during a difficult time contributed to our successes on the field this past year,” Dackin said. “Jack is an outstanding leader himself, and he already has the trust of our coaches and many of our athletes, parents and supporters. It’s going to be another good year.”