District 91 will have two new athletic directors for the 2018-19 academic calendar.
Gregg Baczuk and Pat Lloyd were announced as Skyline’s and Idaho Fall’s new athletic directors, respectively, last Friday, per a recent email sent to the Post Register.
Baczuk will take over for Bill Cairns while Lloyd will take over for Kerry Martin. Cairns and Martin will both be retiring, per the email sent to the Post Register.
“I’m really excited to work at Skyline,” Baczuk said by phone Tuesday. “I’ve always loved Skyline, and I’m excited to help these coaches anyway I can. I talked it over with my family, close friends and I think it’s a neat opportunity.”
“It’s an exciting challenge,” Lloyd said by phone. “I think Kerry Martin has done an outstanding job. There’s some big shoes to fill. He’s been here since 2006. It’s a new challenge and I’m looking forward to it.”
Due to District 91 policy, Baczuk and Lloyd will step down from their respective coaching and teaching positions after this spring upon taking on their new full-time roles.
The policy is in place to prevent conflict of interest between athletic directors and certain sports, Baczuk said.
“It tears me up a little bit that I won’t be able to coach,” Baczuk said.
Baczuk is the Grizzlies’ assistant football and track coach. He has taught social studies at Skyline for close to 15 years, the email said.
Lloyd is the Tiger’s head baseball coach and has previously served as an American Legion baseball coach and as a football coach. He teaches health and P.E. in grades eight through 12.
“You get into coaching and teaching because you love kids and the relationships you build,” Lloyd said. “And that’s what my focus will be.”