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June 11, 2014

LHS hires Strong as new AD

Brian Strong was officially hired as Logansport’s new athletic director at Tuesday’s LCSC school board meeting.

Strong takes over for Greg Fisher, who has retired after spending the last 15 years at the post.

“I’m very honored to be able to work and call a place like Logansport High School home,” Strong said. “It’s a very historic place both academically and athletically. I can trace a lot of my family roots through Logansport High School. I’m just very honored and very excited.”

Strong, 37, has eight years of experience as an athletic director, including the past six years at Peru.

“When you make a move like this, it is bittersweet in a certain regard that I spent six great years at Peru,” he said. “They were very good to me and we had a lot of success athletically there.

“But jobs like Logansport don’t open all the time and when they do you’ve got to take a look at it and throw your name into the hat. And that’s what I did and I’m very excited and very honored. I think it’s one of the best jobs in the state and I’m really looking forward to getting going.”

Prior to his stint at Peru, Strong was the athletic director for two years at Wes-Del which is near Muncie. He was a teacher and coach at Wes-Del for four years before becoming AD there.

School board president Mike McCord said over 70 people applied for the job at Logan and that Strong stood out.

Principal Matt Jones said in a press release: “Mr. Strong brings eight years of experience as an athletic director. He has done a great job at both Wes-Del and Peru high schools and comes highly recommended. We welcome Mr. Strong to the team and being a Berry.”

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