Last week Garret Daniel and Matt Irwin were chosen as the future leaders of Beech Grove City School’s 7th through 12th grade athletic initiatives. Garret Daniel was named Beech Grove High School’s new Athletic Director. Garret has been with Beech Grove for the past eight years as a teacher and coach. In addition, Garret has worn many other hats to assist the district. In his time with BG he developed the Student Leadership Team, gained TAP certification to be a building mentor teacher/instructional leader, and worked as a HS Teacher Union Representative. For the athletic department Garret has been serving as the Assistant Athletic Director, Sports Information Director, and an Event Manager. Garret recently received his Master’s in Educational Administration and is a member of Indiana Interscholastic Athletic Administration Association and the National Interscholastic Athletic Administration Association. When asked what he is most excited to start working on Garret replied, “I’m really excited about getting to work with our coaching staff and student-athletes. The plan is to get a committee of stakeholders together to create an athletic handbook for both student-athletes and coaches.”
Starting this summer, Matt Irwin will be taking over for long time MS Athletic Director Richard Peak, who is retiring at the end of the school year. Irwin has also been with the district for eight years starting out as a 5th grade teacher at South Grove Intermediate School. Matt later transitioned to Beech Grove High School and worked as a counselor. After earning a Masters of Arts in Business Administration and Educational Leadership, he took on the administration responsibilities of HEA Coordinator and Dean of Freshmen Students. On the athletics side, Irwin led the high school wrestling program as head coach from 2012/13 to 2017/18. In addition to his athletic responsibilities at BGMS, Irwin will work alongside Assistant Principal Ryan Morgan as the Student Support Coordinator. Irwin is excited to continue to support and develop the middle school programs both athletically and culturally in the building.
Beech Grove High School and Middle School are gaining two young, motivated, and energetic leaders. Please congratulate these two gentlemen if you see them around. Each will be transitioning into their new roles throughout the semester and look to hit the ground running over the summer months.