Steamboat Springs The search for a new high school athletics director officially began this week in Steamboat Springs.
Steve Moos, who has held the position since August 1999, has decided to leave the position in order to return to the classroom.
"I really missed the academic side of things," Moos said. "As athletics director you don't get to interact with the students and work with kids in a classroom setting. So when this job opened up, I jumped at the opportunity."
The job Moos jumped at is a teaching position in the field of business and computers. The job is perfectly suited for Moos who used to teach similar subjects at Hayden High School. He was in that position for seven years before moving to Steamboat to take the position as athletics director.
The high school officially launched the search for Moos' replacement this week by posting the position in the newspaper. Moos said he expects the school to take applications for the next few weeks and to have found his replacement by the time fall sports practice begins late this summer.
"I'm sure I will be working with this person for a little while. I will need to help that person get up to speed," Moos said.
Moos said he looks back on his two years at the job fondly. He likes to think he has made some little differences that will be noticed down the line including filling several recent coaching positions and making sure that all the coaches at the high school meet Colorado High School Activities Association guidelines.
The one thing that really sticks out, however, is that the Sailors won the Wells Fargo Cup last year, which reflects a school's overall activities performance including sports, band and speech.
"It shows that we are not just a football or basketball school," Moos said. "We excel at a number of different things. That reflects well on our kids and our coaches."
he has enjoyed being involved in the sporting side of things the past few years, but he is more excited about the chance to get involved in the academics and help out with the Future Business Leaders of America program.
Last year Moos co-sponsored the program with Dex Shorter and he is already looking forward to next school year.