Cassville hires new athletic director
Ash Grove head football coach takes post with Wildcats
The Cassville School District waded through 30 applications to find its new athletic director -- Doug Martin, Ash Grove head football coach.
Richard Asbill, superintendent of Cassville schools, said the 30 applicants were whittled to 10, then seven were interviewed and a final two chosen.
"Doug had some diversity in his background with different districts and different programs," Asbill said. "He has 20 years of experience and is finishing his [registered athletic administrator] certification. He brought us some good philosophies about planning, the evaluation of programs and what we will need to get better.
"He also had good philosophies about evaluating fiscal needs and some philosophies about how to save money and be more effective. He fit in well with what we were looking for."
Martin was hired for the 2015-2016 school year, but may get to start as early ad June if extra-duty assignment requests are approved by the school board in May.
Martin is filling a vacancy left by Ben Abramovitz, who took a personal, paid leave of absence and resigned, effective June 30.
More information about Martin's hiring will be released at a later date.