Last edited 11:36 a.m., March 21, 2019
Then: Principal, Jarrett Middle School; Assistant to the Director, Bass Pro Shops Tournament of Champions
Now: District Assistant Director of Athletics and Activities, Springfield Public Schools; Tournament Coordinator, Tournament of Champions
While working at Jarrett and planning the Bass Pro Tournament of Champions, Marty Marsh learned how extracurricular activities impact students. Now, as the district assistant director of athletics and activities for SPS, Marsh doesn’t work a typical 9-to-5 desk job. He might attend a morning swim meet, hit the office in the afternoon and go to a basketball game at night.
Marsh coordinates the district’s middle and high school athletic programs and oversees such tasks as arranging student transportation to games and developing programs.
He still helps coordinate the Bass Pro tournament, which 25,700 people attended in 2018.
“Watching students get the satisfaction of participating in events and activities is truly my favorite part,” Marsh says.
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