From The Star--Chris Rhodes will become the next athletic director for DeKalb High School starting July1.
The DeKalb Central school board approved Rhodes for the job during its meeting Thursday night at the district's administration building. He will replace Ron Kock, who is retiring from the position.
Rhodes brings 25 years of coaching experience to the job, including his 17 years as head baseball coach for DeKalb. Superintendent Sherry Grate said Rhodes will continue coaching baseball this spring.
"He brings the right balance of tradition as well as innovation to this position," high school Principal Kyle Kirby said in a memo recommending Rhodes for the position. He added that Rhodes is "very well respected by DeKalb Central staff as well as community stake holders."
He will start his duties July 1, 2014, when Kock retires. Until the, Rhodes will work with Kock in a transition into his new job.