CKHS finds its newest AD

Jerrod Fleury will become the new athletic director of Central Kitsap High School in July.

“I want to get started on the work, and I like the idea that the school district has three high schools and more collaboration between the high schools in the district,” Fleury said.

Fleury will take over for Rob Clements, who resigned this school year.

Fleury was raised in Tacoma and has worked as an assistant principal at Oak Harbor High since 2014. In addition, he took over as the athletic director in 2018 but learned Oak Harbor had new plans for Fleury next school year.

“With the budget cuts in Oak Harbor, they decided there was an opening in the middle school,” Fleury said. “They looked at the athletic director as a part-time position. I have a passion for high school athletics and wasn’t ready to give that up. I see a lot of value in what athletics can teach kids.”

Fleury began job hunting and landed on CK’s job opening. “I like the fact that the value Central Kitsap places on (athletic director) and makes it a standalone position,” Fleury said. “We heard a lot of good things about the district, the community and the school.”

Since accepting the job, Fleury has traveled to tour CK a handful of times. “We have two kids in high school, and the community is very much like Oak Harbor, and it is a good fit,” Fleury said.

Fleury hopes to bring the community to the forefront with local businesses and families supporting the Cougars. However, the main topic when Fleury arrives is the new league forming after the reclassification of 3A schools.

“Being in this position at Oak Harbor for ten years, we have gone through some league changes,” Fleury said. “There will be a learning curve going through a new league and growing pains but we will work through those and collaborate.”

Although Fleruy will hit the ground running with some obstacles, he is excited to turn CK athletics into a stronger program. “My goal is to provide the kids with the best experience they can,” he said.