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Jefferson School District announces new athletic director

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The following is a news release from Jefferson Joint School District 251.

The Jefferson Joint School District 251 proudly announces the appointment of Ty Shippen as the new Athletic Director for the 2024-2025 school year.

Bringing a wealth of experience and a deep-rooted passion for athletic achievement, Ty is poised to uphold and enhance Rigby High School’s proud tradition of athletic excellence.

With a distinguished background in both athletics and education, Ty is no stranger to the Rigby community.

Hailing from nearby Menan, Ty was a standout multi-sport athlete during his time at Rigby High School, excelling in football, basketball, and baseball. Continuing his athletic journey, Ty played basketball collegiately and later transitioned into coaching with over 20 years of experience across multiple sports.

Prior to joining Rigby High School, Ty served as head basketball and golf coach at Skyline and Minico High Schools, where they garnered experience in coaching, mentorship, and leadership. His dedication to student success extended beyond the field, as he also served as a school counselor, focusing on academic, career, and mental health support for students.

Armed with an Educational Specialist Degree in Executive Ed Leadership from Boise State University, Ty brings a comprehensive understanding of educational leadership to his new role. With previous experience as an athletic director at Minico High School, Ty has cultivated strong relationships within the Idaho High School Activities Association (IHSAA) and among athletic directors statewide.

“Ty said he is honored and excited to take on this role as Athletic Director,” His mission is to foster unity, improve communication, and ensure that our student athletes have access to the best opportunities available. Together with Ty and our dedicated coaches and supportive community, we are confident that we will continue to uphold Rigby’s legacy of athletic excellence, Superintendent Martin remarked.