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A new era in KGHS sports has begun.
On July 1, Alex Fisher will assume the helm of athletic director at King George High School. He is the fourth Fox athletic director since long-time sports icon John Mikszewski retired in 2004.
While he will inherit arguably the most talented cast of sports programs in area sports, he will also face a mountain challenges.
His contract as athletic director at Fredericksburg Academy (FA) officially ends on June 30 — coinciding with the final day of outgoing KGHS athletic director John Spiak.
Does he have the right stuff to lead the sports programs associated with KGHS into the 2010-2011 year — and more importantly, the years to come? Only time will tell, but given his solid credentials as an experienced coach, teacher and athletic director, Fisher should impact the sports programs in a positive way, while sustaining a competitive record of success in the Battlefield District.
Before taking the job at FA, he was the athletic director at King George Middle School from 2007-2009. His familiarity with the current student body at KGHS should make a smooth transition back into the community.
After coaching Fox middle school football and basketball, along with junior varsity, freshman high school basketball, Fisher’s new role should make the Fox sports community feel at ease.
“It’s going to be nice to be back in the community again,” Fisher said. “I’ve taught and coached a lot these kids, and I’ve worked with a lot of the present coaches in house.”
Fisher and his family have resided in King George for the past 10 years. He is originally from Fort Worth, Texas, and a graduate of the University of North Texas, with a bachelor’s degree in Science and Kinesiology. Currently, Fisher is pursuing a master’s degree in sports administration from American Military University.
Keeping the fields, and courts associated with KGHS sports for the upcoming year will be a daunting task — especially since the King George School Board has not made a decision on whether to build a new football stadium or renovate the Hunter Field.
With the start of the fall sports season beginning the first week in August, the magnifying glass on the school board’s impending decision will become a point of interest to the King George community — as well as the rivals, who are scheduled to play the Foxes.
After building relationships with the families of players and his coaching peers, Fisher is eager to begin work at KGHS.
“I’ve had a blast coaching all the years I did at KGHS,” Fisher said. “Whether it was at the high school or middle school level, it was one of the reasons when I saw the position come open, that I wanted to return.”
Information pertaining to KGHS sports can be obtained by going online to www.kgcs.k12.va.us/kghs/athletics/index.htm. Like his predecessor, Spiak, Fisher will constantly update the Fox sports website each week with scheduling information.