Spain to retire as Broughton athletic director
Posted August 6, 2013
Longtime Broughton High School athletic director Jack Spain will step down from his position at the end of the month.
According to Principal Steve Mares, Spain will retire from Broughton, effective Aug. 31.
"[Jack] has set an example and model that will be our standard to follow in the coming years," Mares said. "I consider myself fortunate to have served with him and to have experienced first-hand his unmatched devotion, dedication and commitment to Broughton High School, our coaches, our student-athletes, our parents and boosters."
Mares said the position has already been listed on the Wake County Public School System website and that applications are already being accepted. He said he hopes to have a new athletic director in place on Sept. 1.
Spain will continue his role as athletic director until Aug. 31, but Mares said replacing him is difficult.
"He is a legend," Mares said. "Truly a man of high professional, ethical and more standards, Jack inspires others through his passion and is leaving an idelible mark on our school."
Mares said many people will feel an impact from Spain's retirement.
"His retirement will be felt at the school level, county level and state level. He will be missed by all of his," he said. "It is my hope that our transition to a new athletic director will be seamless and we will continue on with our tradition of excellence."