Deer Park Names Jim Stoll New Business Operations Specialist
Former Sycamore High School Athletic Director to start September 1
Deer Park Community City School District yesterday announced Jim Stoll as the new Business Operations Specialist. Stoll, who will work closely with the Deer Park athletic director and director of communication, spent 20 years as the athletic director at Sycamore High School.
“I am very excited to welcome Jim Stoll to Deer Park Schools. Jim's passion to help others and his collaborative spirit set him apart in the interview process. I look forward to working directly with Jim to improve the ‘everyday school experience’ for our students. Jim is very action oriented and he has a tremendous vision and ability to think strategically,” said Jeff Langdon, Superintendent at Deer Park Schools.
While the athletic director at Sycamore High School, Stoll built and privately funded two turf fields as well as the Gregory Center, a state of the art strength and fitness facility. As the Deer Park Business Operations Specialist, Stoll will work with the superintendent and treasurer to identify funds needed, manage capital campaigns, and develop and maintain key long-term relationships with donors and prospects. Langdon says Stoll’s proven track record in his past positions is a major benefit for Deer Park.
“There are some exciting and wonderful things occurring at Deer Park especially with the current renovation of the Jr./Sr. High School. I'm hoping my expertise and experience in the area of construction and facility enhancements will help us to maximize the taxpayer dollars and provide the best and most functional facility for our students and student-athletes,” said Stoll.
The Deer Park Jr./Sr. High School recently broke ground on new athletic facilities, which will include new locker rooms, coaches’ offices, training room, and weight and cardio room. Building on this momentum, Deer Park Schools will now raise money to install synthetic turf on the Deer Park Jr./Sr. High School C.R. Piercey Field.
“I am hopeful to build upon the enthusiasm within the Deer Park School community and hopefully lead additional fundraising efforts to have a turf field installed using private funds so our student athletes and the marching band can enjoy the year round usage and training benefits that turf fields provide,” said Stoll
In addition to his future fundraising and capital improvement projects, Stoll looks forward to connecting with the Deer Park staff, students, alumni, and community members to enhance the work the Board of Education, superintendent, and treasurer have done over the past three years.
“I hope to do whatever I can to continue to move and help [Deer Park’s] vision come to fruition,” said Stoll.
Stoll, a native of Cincinnati, holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the College of Wooster and a Masters in Health Sciences from the University of Wyoming. Prior to Sycamore High School, he was a college basketball assistant coach at Miami (Ohio) University and the University of Wyoming. Stoll also taught Social Studies and he was Head Basketball Coach at Purcell Marian High School from 1981-1988, winning the Ohio State Title in Basketball (1985) at Purcell Marian.
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