KSJC Athletic Director Ryan McCormack is set to step down as Athletic Director and leave KSJC at the end of the year. Current Assistant Athletic Director Christine Dela Rosa will be elevated to the Athletic Director position after his departure. McCormack and his family will be moving up to the Portland, OR area, where his wife will begin a job at Nike HQ and where he will be teaching social studies and taking the Head Coach Position for the Varsity Boys Soccer Program at Canby High School. During McCormack’s tenure as a coach, he helped lead the Boys Varsity Soccer team to the school’s first ever league championship in any sport and the team has been a contender for the league championship each year. While a part of the Cross Country staff, the team has qualified for the CCS Finals in every year he’s been there. During his time as AD, he was recognized as the CCS Norm McKenzie Rookie AD of the Year.
McCormack had this to say about the move:
“It is bittersweet that I say goodbye to the KSJC community. While I am excited for my family and for the new adventure in Canby, I am deeply appreciative for the experience of working with the students, parents, coaches, and staff at KSJC for the last 7 years, and honored to have served as the Athletic Director for the past 3 and a half years. It has made me a better person and enriched my life beyond what I could have expected. I will miss the students and alumni a great deal, and I hope they know that even though I will not be working here, I still plan to help out in any way I can from Oregon.
I am incredibly proud of the work our community has done together around athletics. Everyone (coaches, student-athletes, parents, faculty, staff, and administrators) has done so much for this program since I came on board, and the results we’ve seen in the classroom and on the field are a testament to that. I’m most proud of our reputation as a athletics program that demonstrates sportsmanship and character. Under Christine Dela Rosa’s leadership, our staff and students will not only continue this tradition of excellence, but will take us further than we thought we could go. Thank you all for your contributions and support. I’m excited to see what you all do going forward. Howl on!”
Dela Rosa, who was recently awarded the position of AD for the 2019-20 School Year, had this to say:
“I am incredibly excited to take this role for our school next year. McCormack has set the foundation and took it to a level our school has never been to before and it is my privilege and honor to be able to sustain and keep it going. If it’s one thing we have learned from McCormack, it’s that hard work will take us far. As an athletics staff we will make sure we continue to build a program of hard work and excellence for our students. McCormack will always be part of our pack and we thank him tremendously for all he has done not only for our athletics program, but for our school.”