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Leadership speaker and coach Jamy Bechler was a keynote speaker at the Mississippi Association of Athletics Administration conference held on January 10-13 at the IP Casino and Resort in Biloxi, Mississippi. Bechler spoke to coaches, athletic administrators, principals and superintendents about the qualities that it takes to be a successful leader. As a longtime college basketball coach and high school athletic director, Bechler provided the audience with positive strategies to develop leadership among their staffs and student-athletes.
This editorial appeared in the Chronicle-Tribune on May 21, 2015
We are both grateful and concerned about the effort to plan spending for the Marion High School athletic department. Last week Athletic Director Jamy Bechler came to the school board and said he has been working in the past year to clean up the spending of funds that fall outside of the overall school budget.
(editor’s note: This article was written by the Chronicle-Tribune’s Jillian Fellows on May 14, 2015. Photo is of Bechler addressing the crowd at the Marion turf field dedication ceremony in August)
When Jamy Bechler was appointed director of the Marion High School athletic department last spring, he took command of sports teams with a storied and successful past as well as a mountain of debt from more than a decade of unchecked spending.
The new leader of Marion Giants athletics brings collegiate-level experience and a vision for maximizing student-athlete potential, supporting coaches, and generating community excitement.
Jamy Bechler will take over as director of athletics at Marion High School starting June 2. He was approved by the Marion Community Schools Board of School Trustees during its regular meeting on May 14.
(originally published on March 20, 2013)
This is the time of the year when there are a lot of open basketball coaching positions. Most good athletic directors should have some kind of a working list of potential replacements if they should ever have an opening in one of their sports. Yes, they can accept resumes but they should have some names and ideas of people that they might want to go after. This is the same whether you are a DI athletic director or a small college athletic director.