Reassigned two months ago, Todd Gilkey will continue as an athletic director, but not at Coeur d’Alene High School.
Gilkey, 51, is returning to St. Maries, where he was an athletic director eight years before moving to CdA.
“It’s been a long summer but I’m starting to feel a lot better,” Gilkey said. “I’m looking forward to going back to where I started my career.”
A Moscow High graduate, Gilkey was honored earlier this year with a national citation for his accomplishments as an athletic director.
But this spring, Gilkey was reassigned at CdA. He was going to be the school’s assistant principal in charge of discipline while Bryan Duncan took over as athletic director.
It’s a move that didn’t sit well with Gilkey.
“I (accepted the reassignment) because at the time I didn’t have any other job opportunities,” Gilkey said. “But I always had it in my mind if there was an opportunity to be an AD I’d pursue it.”
Gilkey, who lives in Rockford, said the commute to St. Maries is a mile shorter than to CdA but a longer drive based on having to drive around Lake Coeur d’Alene.
In addition to being the AD, Gilkey will teach two periods of physical education.
Gilkey has eight years before he’s eligible to retire.
“It’s a little bit of a pay cut but sometimes money isn’t everything,” he said. “I need to be happy and have a lot less stress on myself.”
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