By Nathan Woo,
Jeff Lorenson was inducted as the new Athletic Director for DHS on June 6. He will start the job after the 2013-2014 school year ends, taking the reins from the retiring Director Dennis Foster.
After the dust settled from the past year’s coaching changes and controversies, the role of Athletic Director was the last job change of the school year.
Lorenson, coming from nine years of experience as the Athletic Director for Esparto and East Nicolaus High Schools, believes the transition to DHS will be smooth. “Just as our teams change slightly from year to year, I am committed to stepping in as a positive leader for the athletic program,” Lorenson said.
DHS attracted Lorenson due to its proven success in the field of athletics.
“I know that the students, staff, parents and community are committed to being one of the premier high schools in the state. As a competitive person I want to be at the best school and offer the best programs. I believe Davis is the best school a child can ask for and I love the challenge to keep it that way,” Lorenson said.
Lorenson awaits the next school year with anticipation, already excited to build relationships with the student athletes.
“I am not a ‘sit in the office’ type of person, so I am excited to get to practices and games and support every team on campus. The greatest reward for me is having students come back to visit after they have left our programs to share how we have shaped and prepared them to be great for [a] lifetime,” Lorenson said.
Along with his years of experience as the Athletic Director for Esparto and East Nicolaus High Schools, Lorenson earned his bachelor’s degree from Bemidji State University in Physical Education with a Coaching Specialist emphasis while he played on the men’s basketball team.
He proceeded to earn his master’s degree in Athletic Administration from Concordia University Irvine.