Brown looking forward to AD opportunity
David Brown will have the summer to work with retiring Spencer Athletic Director Roger Johnson as he prepares to step in and fill the role in the fall.
Brown was named Johnson's successor by the Spencer Community School Board Tuesday night. He will leave the Decorah Community School District where he has served as a middle school physical education instructor and high school boy's basketball coach.
"I want to thank Superintendent (Terry) Hemann, the members of the school board and search committee for giving me this opportunity," Brown said. "Spencer has a rich history in their activities and the community and district have a great name across the state of Iowa which first drew my attention to this position."
Brown, who has worked in Decorah since 2006, will move to Spencer with his wife, Katie and two children.
"During the interview process I felt very comfortable in conversations that I had with all of the groups and I left knowing that I would be a good fit for the position and that Spencer would be a great place to raise my family," Brown said. "We (wife Katie, son Noah, 7 and daughter, Josie, 4)are all looking forward to moving in and getting to know more members of the community."
Brown holds a BA in Physical Education and Education from Augustana College in Illinois; and a Master of Science in Education Sports Management and Administration Endorsement from Wayne State College in Nebraska.
At Wayne State, Brown was an assistant men's basketball coach under current Creighton coach Greg McDermott. He also coached the golf teams, and served as an assistant recreation center director.
"I have been involved in activities at various levels my whole life and I love to see kids participating in the things they love. Activities and athletics are a piece of the school experience for students and I look forward to being the representative in the district that makes sure the kids needs are being met and the community of Spencer is being represented well," Brown said.
He added, "I think its great that the district is allowing some crossover time for Roger Johnson and I to collaborate so that I can learn more about the good things that he has implemented during his tenure and get his thoughts on the future direction of the department."