LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) - The Lafayette Jeff athletic department will be led by former Broncho assistant athletic director Justin Gardiner for the 2021-'22 school year.
Gardiner will replace Joe Hernandez, who resigned earlier this summer.
According to a release sent out by Jefferson principal Mark Preston, the athletic director role will not be permanently filled until next school year. The process to search for a new candidate will begin in January of 2022.
“The timing of Mr. Hernandez’s resignation, combined with a mid-summer posting, really limited our candidate pool," said Preston in a press release. "We feel confident posting the position mid-year will give us a much broader pool of applicants with the vision and experience we desire. In the interim, we are confident that Justin Gardiner can handle the day-to-day operations of the JHS athletic department.”