June 8th, 2015

Assumption hires Passafiume as new athletic director

Staff Report

Assumption hires Passafiume as new athletic director
Passafiume had been working for the KHSAA / photo provided by the KHSAA

Assumption has hired Angela Brown Passafiume as its next athletic director. It’s Passafiume’s second stint as Assumption’s AD as she held the job from 2003 to 2010.

Passafiume, a 1989 Assumption grad, replaces Gene Baker who served as AD for two years. She had been the Assistant Commissioner of the KHSAA since July of 2010.

“We are thrilled to welcome Angela back to Assumption High School,” Assumption President Mary Lang said in a press release. “Her commitment and dedication to interscholastic athletics is unparalleled. Angela brings with her an incredible wealth of experience and expertise to this role, as well as a passion for Assumption, and we are elated to have someone of Angela’s caliber to lead our Athletic Department.”

Passafiume will oversee a program of 15 varsity sports and work to maintain the integrity of the program while promoting the integral part that athletics plays in the educational program.

“My years at the KHSAA have been fulfilling professionally,” Passafiume said. “I have been mentored by the best in the business of high school sports. I am honored to have been a part of the most hardworking team and leaders in high school athletics throughout the nation. I cannot thank the Commissioner and the entire staff enough for their guidance in making me a better professional and a better person. I have learned so much from all of the educators throughout the state and I am grateful for all of their friendships. With that said, it is time for me to move on, as my true passion is working daily with students. I am thankful to President Lang for the opportunity to once again be a part of the Assumption community.”

At the KHSAA, Passafiume was responsible for administering the licensing of officials across the 16 regions of the state and was the liaison to all regional policy boards and their contracted assigning secretaries.

“Angela leaves an indelible mark on our Association and its programs,” KHSAA Commissioner Julian Tackett said. “She came to us at a time of activity and sport expansion and her passion, enthusiasm, professional skill and commitment to each program she became involved with have elevated each one. Her work within our Officials Division, with the regional policy boards and assigners, and with her assigned championships has been superb and her work ethic leaves those programs in great shape. I have a complete understanding of her desire to be more intimately involved on a daily basis with the 900 students at her alma mater. We wish Angela, her husband Donnie and their family nothing but the best and will proceed immediately with identifying suitable candidates to fill her position.”


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