YAIAA seeks new executive director
With all that's on George Shue's plate — serving as executive director of the Pennsylvania high school football coaches association, and on the Big 33 board of directors, plus teaching driver's education at Bermudian Springs High School — he said Tuesday that he thought it best to step down as executive director of the YAIAA.
The former Littlestown and Red Lion football coach held the position since 2010, when he took over for Herb Schmidt, who served more than 20 years in the position.
"I wanted to see things through this year. It's a demanding job. It takes time, and I think it was time for me to slow down a little bit," Shue said. "(Schmidt) did a tremendous job. They were lucky to have a man like Herb who had the time to spend that he did through the years."
The job posting on the league website states, "Applicants must have proven leadership skills, knowledge of school policies and procedures as they pertain to athletics, high skill level in the use of technology and the ability to build interpersonal relationships."
Interested persons can submit a letter of interest and resume to YAIAA president Janet May at JMMay@wyasd.k12.pa.us by June 10.
Shue's final year at the helm saw the YAIAA add a 23rd team when Gettysburg joined for the 2014-15 season. But Shue was quick to credit Schmidt for helping to make that happen.
Shue said he is quite pleased the league is able to have champions both in athletics and academics. He is particularly glad to be departing with the league in sound financial shape, especially after joining forces with sponsor OSS Health.
"The thing I look at it is we were able to maintain our championships and were able to get a sponsor for our league championships," he said. "I feel that during my tenure we were able to keep that going with no increases as far as the schools are concerned.
"I felt extremely lucky to have some of the ADs that are in charge of the committees. I enjoyed working with people that are chairpersons for those sports."