After two years at Steamboat Springs High School, Bruce Crowhurst resigned as the school's athletics director Monday.
Crowhurst wouldn't give a reason for leaving when contacted at the school Tuesday morning but did confirm his departure.
Crowhurst moved to Steamboat Springs in August 2001 to take the job, which had been vacated by Steve Moos.
Crowhurst, who worked as a special education instructor at Brighton High School, moved to Steamboat with his wife, Kathy, to take the position.
During his tenure as the Sailors athletics director, Crowhurst played a key role in bringing varsity hockey to the school.
"I don't think that we could have done it without him," hockey supporter and parent Bill Krueger said. "He knew it was going to impact his time, but he knew it was the right thing to do for the kids."
Crowhurst said he was approached with job offers last year but wanted to stay in Steamboat to make sure the program would make it through the first year.
"I don't think there is a harder working athletics director out there," Krueger said. "It didn't matter what the activity was he was always behind the kids 100 percent."
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