Creston, IA—Southwestern Community College (SWCC) cross country and track and field coach Bill Huntington has announced he is leaving the college for a position as high school principal (grades seven-12) at Sidney Community School in western Iowa. Huntington will be exiting the college in May and begin his position in Sidney in July 2015.
Huntington has coached cross country for the Spartans since inception of the program in 2006. In 2012, he was hired by the college’s admissions department as a career and technical education recruiter. Track and field was added during the summer of 2012 and Huntington began coaching that team as well.
Prior to coming to Southwestern, Huntington was the dean of students and fifth-12th grade social studies instructor at Orient-Macksburg High School in Orient. He had been with the Orient-Macksburg School district since 1997.
Todd Lorensen, SWCC athletic director, said Huntington has accomplished a lot during his time at Southwestern.
“Coach Huntington has a tremendous passion for Southwestern and its athletic programs,” Lorensen stated. “He has developed both the track and cross country programs into competitors at the national level.”
Lorensen said he is happy for Huntington although he will be missed by his athletes and colleagues at the college. “We are excited for his next step professionally and wish him and his family all the best,” Lorensen explained.
Lorensen said the athletics department will be moving quickly to find Huntington’s replacement and provide support to student-athletes as they transition to a new coach.