Northern Illinois University alumnus Jeremy Bauer’s selection as Harry D. Jacobs High School’s new director of athletics was approved by the District 300 board of education Monday evening.
Bauer said the timing was right to follow his dream of being an administrator.
“I’ve got a lot of support from my family and from the administration to make this move,” Bauer said of his transition from coaching to his first athletic director job at the school where he coached.
In addition to teaching health and physical education at Jacobs, Bauer has coached the Golden Eagles’ softball team since 2004, during which time his teams are 247-123 with four regional titles and a sectional championship. His golf teams also won Class 3A regionals in 2008 and 2013.
“The comfort factor is there with knowing the coaches and the administration,” Bauer said of his new role. “There will be things to learn on the fly but I’m really excited to get this started.”