Long time Brooklyn teacher and coach, Jim Verba, was approved at the July, 30th Board of Education meeting as the new Athletic Director of the Brooklyn City Schools. Mr. Verba replaces Ryan Kelber, who left Brooklyn to become the Athletic Director for Cuyahoga Heights Schools.
“Coach Verba has an impressive track record as a coach in Brooklyn for many years. He will bring great experience, organization and Brooklyn-knowledge to this role as AD,” Dr. Gleichauf shared. “He certainly brings great understanding of our school, programs, and students. He will bring a new perspective as he rekindles our Hurricane Pride in our athletic teams.”
Mr. Verba will continue to teach at Brooklyn High School, but will have a reduced teaching load in order to accommodate his AD responsibilities. He will help the District make the transition to the Chagrin Valley Conference, which is scheduled for the 2019-2020 school year.