By Elissa Koh,
Davis High’s Athletic Director Jeff Lorenson is looking forward to a huge crowd of crazy, spirit-driven students for Friday night’s Homecoming game.
“I know that each and every community has different homecoming traditions, but I believe the idea is the same: school spirit,” Lorenson said. “The students of DSHS have done an unbelievable job planning an exciting week for the students to show off their talents and spirit.”
Lorenson has been working hard this week to ensure that DHS has the staff needed to maintain safety and has also organized referees, workers and volunteers at the game.
Before coming to DHS, Lorenson was the Athletic Director and teacher for Esparto and East Nicolaus High Schools. He has been at DHS since 2014 and is thrilled to have the opportunity to serve the students of DJUSD through athletics.
“Athletics provides the most unique opportunity to shape and mold students outside of the classroom,” Lorenson said. “My life and job centered around athletics, in my opinion, can’t get better than that.”
Whenever Lorenson needs help, Athletic Secretary Laurie Williams is there to assist him, handling all the finances of athletics and working to get rosters and schedules out to the media and various schools.
“[Lorenson] has a lot of energy, definitely,” Williams said. “It takes someone that has a lot of energy and he loves sports and he just loves being out there and meeting the kids and getting involved with the program so I think that’s good.”
When Lorenson isn’t busy with athletics, he enjoys spending time with his family, including his 3-year-old son Jaxon and 6-year-old daughter Kalynn.
After Homecoming is over, Lorenson will be cleaning up, getting ready for the next day’s event and then going home and getting some sleep.