Schmidt named Athletic Director
McNicholas High School is pleased to announce that Drew Schmidt '06 has been named athletic director. Schmidt succeeds Rob Heise who is retiring after 30 years at McNicholas High School.
Schmidt comes to McNicholas from Covington Catholic High School where he served as assistant athletic director. He coached baseball at Anderson High School and baseball, basketball, and football at Turpin High School. Schmidt also served as president of the Southwest Ohio Baseball Coaches Association and as director of baseball operations for Xavier University where he played baseball from 2007-2010. He is currently the varsity head baseball coach for McNicholas. Schmidt has also been operations coordinator and agent for Siemers Insurance Agency since 2012.
"McNicholas is excited to welcome Drew to the school's leadership team," Dave Mueller, principal, said. "He has a clear vision for the athletic department that will drive enrollment and build camaraderie within the McNicholas community. He is committed to helping McNicholas thrive as a place where student athletes can grow in faith, knowledge, and strength."
"I couldn't be more ecstatic and grateful to be selected as a leader of this school that was so good to me growing up," Schmidt said. "McNicholas had such a huge impact on me throughout my formative years and is where I have generated so many fond relationships in a special community. Being the athletic director is about serving that community as well as building and maintaining a first-class athletic program."
Miller signs to swim at YSU
McNicholas senior Phil Miller has signed his letter of intent to continue swimming this fall at Youngstown State University. Miller is the GCL 200-yard freestyle champion for 2020 and a second team all-star for Division II swimming this year. He qualified for district all four years of his high school career and was a state qualifier and finalist this year. Congratulations Phil!