SOUTH WHITLEY – Whitko Community Schools approved the hire of Julius Mays as the new Athletic Director Monday evening during the Whitko School Board Meeting.
Mays joins the Whitko team after a successful run as the assistant athletic director for the Marion High School in Marion, according to a news release from the school district.
Superintendent Brandon Penrod expressed his excitement for Whitko’s newest hire, saying, “Julius comes highly recommended and we are incredibly fortunate that he has decided to join our Whitko family. We’re counting on his leadership and experience to generate new excitement within the student body for our athletics program.”
Prior to joining the Whitko, Mays celebrated achievements academically, athletically, and professionally.
His accolades include a degree in Organizational Leadership from Wright State University and he is continuing to pursue his Masters’s Degree under the direction of The University of Kentucky in Sports Administration.
Mays played basketball through his collegiate career with the University of Kentucky then went on to retire from his professional basketball career from an Italian franchise.
“I am excited to get to lead an athletic department and have the opportunity to help mold the youth within the Whitko student body,” shared Mays.
Mays begins his career with the Wildcats effective immediately, giving leadership and strategy that will prove invaluable to the 2020 fall sports line-up.