WARRENSBURG When students returned to school this week, they discovered that North Warren Central School has a new person in charge of athletics and physical education.
Jeremy Whipple, 35, a physical education instructor and coach at North Warren in recent years, has stepped into the role of Athletic Director following Jason Humiston’s resignation. Humiston moved on this summer to take over the position of Athletic Director at Fort Ann Central School.
During the six years Whipple has been employed at North Warren Central, he’s been teaching physical education primarily to students in 4th through 8th grades, and he’s coached Junior Varsity soccer and basketball as well as Varsity softball.
Whipple grew up in Hudson Falls, he attended Castleton State College, and was granted a Masters in Education from the University of New England.
In his new post, he oversees all physical education and athletics programs, as well as serving as physical education instructor at the high school level.
Whipple, who resides in Schroon Lake, said he was pleased to follow in the footsteps of Jason Humiston, who is known as a high-energy coach with lofty expectations for the school’s teams.
During Humiston’s reign, North Warren’s in sports teams had remarkable accomplishments despite the school district’s small enrollment, Whipple said.
“North Warren has gained the respect of other teams through recent years,” Whipple said. “They know they’re going to have a real game when they come up against the Cougars, and that’s something to take pride in.”
Whipple said he had learned a lot from coaching alongside Humiston, and he was going to work hard to keep up the momentum.
“I’m going to pursue the same approach as Jason – his obviously worked,” he said. “I expect there to be a smooth transition.”
Humiston said he would miss the school staff members and students as well as all the people in the North Warren community.
“Taking the job at Fort Ann and leaving North Warren was a difficult decision to make,” he said, noting that he lives in Argyle — minutes away from Fort Ann rather than an hour’s commute to Chestertown.