Soroco High School gets new athletic director, Casey Hill

Casey Hill has taken over as the new athletic director at Soroco High School in place of Jo Parker, the former Soroco athletic director.

Originally from Oregon, Hill and his family moved to Colorado in 2016 to the Denver area. When COVID-19 struck, they began looking for other options in the state and wound up moving to Routt County last year. 

Before long, Hill became the assistant coach for varsity football at Soroco last year and he said he fell in love with the school and its community. 

Hill was able to familiarize himself with the area, the high school and the athletic department. When the position became available, he decided to apply.

Since then, he got the spot as athletic director, as well as the title of head football coach.

“I’m extremely excited,” Hill said. “Jo Parker had done an amazing job at establishing a good foundation in the athletic department for athletics in general at South Routt. It just kind of made sense to kind of build on that for me.”

Hill said he is really looking forward to creating a competitive environment for Soroco athletes that sticks to the pillars of integrity and good sportsmanship. He is also excited to provide a space for athletes and the school sports to thrive. 

His day-to-day responsibilities include creating schedules for all the sports teams, making sure all coaches are up to date on their certifications and requirements, ensuring there are officials for each game and securing transportation for the athletes. 

Hill intends to remain at Soroco for many years to come. He has two children in the school system — one is going to be a sophomore at Soroco this fall and the other will be in first grade.

Hill said he believes in creating an environment where all the students at Soroco, including his own children, can compete and have fun while doing it. 

“We have an amazing school and we have an amazing community and we’ve got a lot of new faces coming,” Hill said. “There’s just a lot of excitement for the potential in South Routt right now.”

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