Athletic director banks on student participation as a key to success

Lucas brings wide range of leadership experience to job as new head of sports programs at Ozaukee High, Middle schools

GREG LUCAS’ BACKGROUND includes being an athletic trainer as well as an athletic director. He hopes to use that experience to help the Ozaukee High School and Middle School sports programs continue their recent successes and improve on them. Photo by Sam Arendt
By 
DAN BENSON
Ozaukee Press Staff

Greg Lucas said he was drawn to be the athletic director at Ozaukee High School and Middle School by the schools’ facilities, the staff and the community.

“I’m looking forward to the opportunity to lead an athletic program,” he said. “I was really drawn to work with the staff and the community. I like the facilities, the size of the school, the participation level. I want to help make sure the kids have a great experience.”

Lucas joined the staff in mid-July. He succeeds Lee Baldwin, who has moved to teach mathematics full-time at the middle school and high school.

Being the athletic director of both the high school and middle school, “part of my goal is to make sure kids are participating at the middle school level and that we have as many kids coming as we can” to participate in sports.

Ozaukee High School has had some recent sports success.

In June, senior track star Gavin Dorrler won the state Division 3 championship in the long jump and the 200-meter dash. In 2017, Dorrler was part of the 1,600 relay team that took second in the Division 3 state meet.

Also last year, the girls’ cross-country team qualified for state and the boys’ basketball team was the regional champion. In 2016, the football team was the Big East Conference champion.

“There definitely has been some success in the sports program, and I definitely would like to continue that,” he said. 

Lucas has been a high school coach, athletic trainer, and athletic director. Most recently, he was the interim activities director at Germantown High School. He also has been athletic director at Southern Door High School and the athletic trainer at  Brookfield Central High School for the last seven years.

Lucas, 50, has a bachelor’s degree in exercise and sport science from Carthage College and a master’s degree in athletic administration from Ohio University. 

Lucas is a registered athletic administrator and a member of the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association and the Wisconsin Athletic Directors Association. He also is a licensed athletic trainer.

His wife Margaret is an art teacher in the Racine School District. They have three children and live in Brookfield. His oldest son Taylor is the offensive line coach at St. Anselm College, a Division II school in Manchester, N.H.

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