Athletic Director and P.E.
Education: Bachelors Degree
Wayne State College, Wayne, Nebraska (87)
Bachelor of Science, Recreation
Physical education and health education are important classes a student must take throughout their years of growth and development. Physical education challenges the mind and body in many different ways. Health education is very important to enhance student's wellbeing. P.E. and Health education teaches students how to set values, decision making, communication skills, goals, team work and friendships.
I was born and raised in Schuyler, Nebraska. After college I moved to the Chicago land area and worked for the Main Niles Association of Special Recreation, planning recreational activities for all ages. I enjoyed teaching our special children in the area schools during the day and competitive sporting activities in the evening. During my tenure at M-NASR I coached Mentally Challenged Adults to two back to back Illinois State Championships. Serving as the area Special Olympics Director, I was chosen to the International Special Olympics World Championship as an assistant head basketball coach of the women's team. Also was the Athletic Director for the Golf-Main and Lindenhurst Park Districts. I have been married to my wonderful wife, Leslee for 19 years and have four great children; Connor, Brendon, Austin and Danielle. Moved to Loveland in the spring of 1997 to start Papa Murphy's Take 'N' Bake Pizza. In my spare time I coach many of my children's sports teams and assist at Thompson Valley High School summer baseball.