CLAYTON – The School District of Clayton announced Clayton High School (CHS) Physical Education and Health Teacher, Steve Huston, as the new CHS Athletic Director on Thursday.
“Steve brings leadership, amazing energy, and new ideas that will help take out Athletic Program to the next level,” Dr. Dan Gutchewsky, principal of CHS, said. “His established relationships within the district and his familiarity with the issues facing CHS athletics will allow him to make an immediate impact on our Athletic Program.”
With a Master’s Degree in Special Education from Webster University and a Bachelor of Science in Education from the University of Missouri – St. Louis, Huston is replacing Bob Bone.
Bone will retire at the end of the 2018-2019 school year after serving in the position for 13 years.
“This is an exciting opportunity for me professionally,” Huston said. “I look forward to sharing my passion and continuing to grow the Clayton High School Athletic Program.”
Huston serves as the Department Chair for the CHS P.E. and Health Department. He took on the position at the beginning of the school year. Prior to teaching at CHS, he taught P.E. at Glenridge Elementary, a position he was in since 2004.
Additionally, Huston has been the assistant coach for the CHS Varsity Baseball team since 2007 and was the head coach of the CHS Junior Varsity Baseball team from 2004-2006. He has also been a member of various committees while serving the school district, including the Equity Committees at Glenridge, CHS, and for the district.
“Leading and supporting the Clayton student-athletes, coaches, parents, and community members as the Athletic Director is an incredible honor,” Huston said. “I have had a lifelong connection to athletics, and from these experiences, I am looking forward to fostering growth opportunities within our student-athletes.”
Huston will officially begin his new role on July 1, 2019.