The Kansas Interscholastic Athletic Administrator’s Association recently named Kent Glaser the District III Athletic Director of the Year.
Glaser has spent six years at Gardner Edgerton High School, in the Kansas City area. At GEHS he oversees both athletics and activities which include 18 athletic programs, instrumental music, vocal music, debate, forensics, scholars bowl, and all the school’s clubs and organizations.
He supervises more than half of the high school’s 1200 students involved in extracurricular and co-curricular activities.
“Glaser’s leadership has made the GEHS athletic program one of the top in the state,” GEHS Principal Tom Brady said. “He continues to seek ways to enhance our athletic and activity programs.
“Through his oversight and the continued support of our board of education, GEHS will maintain one of the best athletic and activity programs in the metropolitan area,” he said.
Glaser has expanded the opportunities for students to excel outside of the classroom. Multiple sports and teams have been added during his tenure. He also hired some of the top coaches and sponsors the state has to offer.
“I am very proud of our high school’s accomplishments to date and look forward to many more in the future,” Glaser said. “It’s great to be a Blazer!”
Glaser is a 1988 graduate of Peabody-Burns High School. He is the son of Graeme and Diane Glaser of rural Peabody.