James Collins will be the new Amelia High School athletic director beginning with the 2007-08 school year. He replaces Ken Kesselring.
Collins, a 1994 graduate of Amelia High School, becomes the third Amelia graduate to become athletic director at his alma mater following William Tabscott, class of 1920, and Michael Rapp, class of 1974.
He is the eighth AD at the barony since the high school moved from Main Street in town to Clough Pike in 1961. The other four are Rudolph Schaudig, Tom Jones, John Lutz, Tom Carr, and Randy Corbett.
Collins has experience at the position. He has served as the AD at Amelia Middle School, were he earned accolades, and at Walnut Hills High School. His most recent position was at the Amelia Middle School.