Posted: Wednesday, 20 March 2013 10:08PM

Kickapoo's Brandon Clark named new athletic director at Nixa

NIXA, MO -- The Nixa School Board approved Brandon Clark as their new Activities and Athletics Director Wednesday night.  Clark, who is currently in the same position at Kickapoo, replaces Karen McKnight.  McKnight will remain at Nixa, but is moving back to special education after seven years as Athletic Director.

"As much as I love the Kickapoo and Springfield community it's bittersweet," said Clark.  "It's an opportunity professionally I was looking for; a new challenge in a new community in a similar district."

Clark has spent four years at Kickapoo and will remain there until the end of the school year.  A 1997 Kickapoo graduate, Clark earned his bachelors degree from Missouri State before receiving a masters in education from Drury then a masters in administration from Evangel.  This summer he will begin working toward a doctorate at Mizzou.

"This popped out of nowhere a couple of weeks ago," said Clark.  "I talked to Karen and Mr. McGehee (Nixa High School Principal).  I just felt I needed to try it.  Springfield has been good and will continue to be good to me.  I've been blessed here.  It's a good move professionally for me."

Clark has coached football and boys and girls basketball at Springfield Catholic, Central and Pipken Middle School.

"Sports are such a passion for me.  Nixa is still experiencing a boom.  Being able to get in that growth explosion and focus my attention on athletics is exciting professionally."

Filed Under :  
Topics : KickapooNixa
People : Brandon ClarkKaren McKnight
Photo Galleries

Pictures: Strafford Invitational

Strafford hosted its annual meet on Tuesday featuring 26 schools.

Pictures: Gainesville 13, Bakersfield 0

The Bulldogs get a victory in 5 innings

Pictures: Greenwood tennis vs. Parkview

The Blue Jays and Vikings faced off on Tuesday
O-Zone Opinion
Mohawk Chronicles: Breaking down the new boys basketball districts
It's that time again… Every two years MSHSAA reshuffles classes and districts, unintentionally and yet effectively changing the landscape of the sport and this spring was no different. Here are the changes you will want to note for the boys...
Read More
Making sense of the new girls basketball districts
Who do you have going all the way in your bracket? Your 2014-15 high school district basketball bracket, that is. Last weekend, MSHSAA released classification and district assignments for the next two school years. We saw notable changes in most...
Read More
Mohawk Chronicles: Boys Hashtag All-Stars
It is that time again, the 2nd Annual Hashtag All-Stars team is here. Eight teams, 40 players, household names, and some kids you may not know much about. Keep in mind, some players could probably be on every team, but I put them on the team I thought...
Read More
Most Viewed