NEW ULM — First-year New Ulm Excessive College Actions Director Stef Dietz stated that her first few weeks have been a case of getting her toes moist.
“I’ve been working with my coaches,” she stated. “I sat down and had conferences with all of them final week and realized about them and their applications — the way it has been going — scheduling. Some schedules have been finalized for the autumn. There are nonetheless a number of issues we have to add for the winter sports activities and we are going to finalize subsequent spring’s schedule additionally in a few months.”
Dietz did say that she has obtained assist transitioning into her new job from out-going Actions Director Troy Guentzel, who will stay at New Ulm Excessive College as an Assistant Principal.
“Troy actually had a variety of issues arrange for me.” she stated. “I’ve had assist from Troy, from Principal Mark Bergmann and from Superintendent Jeff Bertrang, together with among the different Actions Administrators within the space. If I’ve questions, I can go to those people.”
Dietz stated that as an incoming new AD, she just isn’t one who’s attempting to re-invent the wheel.
“I’m not trying to change issues, however clearly we need to get extra children concerned or (get) completely different tools — issues like that,” she stated. “I actually simply need to be sure that I’m working with our coaches and advisors to present them the alternatives to allow them to give our youngsters the alternatives to take part and do effectively.”
Dietz stated that considered one of her objectives is to let all the scholars know that there are alternatives throughout the college district.
“And never simply in athletics,” she stated. “We provide Information Bowl, Robotics, the play, a musical after which all of our athletics. We need to try to discover methods to get our college students into various things on the center college degree so then they will transition into the highschool and we will have extra college students concerned and maintain them concerned.”
Dietz stated that she is seeing New Ulm Excessive College bettering total, being aggressive and doing effectively within the Huge South Convention.
“It’s not all the time concerning the wins however how are we doing on and off of the sector,” Dietz stated.
Dietz stated that by being a former head coach, she is aware of that there are a variety of transferring elements as a coach however there are additionally transferring half as an AD.
“Answering questions on insurance policies, procedures — the rule of the Minnesota State Excessive College League — these are the little issues which might be additionally concerned,” she stated. “I need to be concerned as a lot as doable — get to practices and watch our coaches and athletes work. I need to get to as many actions as I can. I need to be there to assist.”