Steamboat Springs Steamboat Springs High School physical education teacher Luke DeWolfe has been named interim athletic director.
DeWolfe, who has been in the school district for three years, will take over the role vacated by Ken Webbe.
Webbe resigned Oct. 26 citing the need to spend more time with his family.
DeWolfe has coached track and field for three years and has been the varsity boys basketball coach the past two years.
DeWolfe will assume the role Monday.
When Webbe left, high school Principal Kevin Taulman said the school wanted to get someone into the role as soon as possible. At the time, Taulman said he was looking to get someone from inside the district who knew the situation to fill the position.
On Thursday, Taulman said DeWolfe fits that role.
“He’s an internal candidate that knows what is going on,” Taulman said. “He’s been working on scheduling anyway. He’s been very integral in getting that done. He knows what schedules need to be done and what needs to be completed.”
DeWolfe was approached about filling the position and took some time with his family to decide what to do.
After thinking about it, DeWolfe said it was an opportunity he wanted to explore.
“I know I have a lot to learn,” he said. “It will be a challenge, but hopefully I can help the district, the kids and the coaches.”
DeWolfe enters the job with more than 10 years of experience as a coach. He coached football, track and basketball at Highland High School before coming to Steamboat.
He’ll continue to coach basketball at Steamboat, but he said he was unsure whether he would coach track. He was scheduled to be a co-head coach with Steamboat cross-country coach Andy Reust.
A full-time substitute will take over DeWolfe’s role as a physical education teacher.
Taulman said earlier that the school district would wait until March or April to advertise for a full-time athletic director.
DeWolfe said he wanted to see how the job goes before thinking about the long-term possibilities.