George School Names Athletics Director

In July, Kurt Ruch will begin as George School’s new athletics director.

Dear George School Community,

George School’s athletics director search process has reached a successful conclusion. Kurt Ruch will begin as our new director in July. Kurt comes to us from Malvern Preparatory School, where he is currently Director of Athletics overseeing a highly competitive eighteen-sport, fifty-four-team program.

Kurt is passionate about the positive role athletics programs play in student growth and development, and he is an excellent communicator with students, colleagues, and parents. I am confident he will be a force in helping George School lead and achieve in athletic competition. I am excited for him to bring his experience and skills to bear on the life of the school.

As he begins his transition to George School, Kurt says, “I am proud and grateful for the twenty-three years I have spent at Malvern Prep in various roles within the athletic department. In my time as Director of Athletics, the program has grown immensely and I have enjoyed witnessing the success of our coaches and student-athletes. While I will miss my colleagues and friends in the Malvern community, I look forward to starting a new chapter with George School in helping to build their athletic department to a new level of success.”

Many people were involved in this process. The search committee was comprised of George School faculty and staff who care deeply about the mission of George School, competitive athletics, and who also represented a range of roles, responsibilities, and tenure. The committee heard from faculty, staff, alumni, and parents. The Finney Search Group assisted the school from beginning to end, because of their record as an effective national recruiter of inspirational leaders.

Throughout this process, I was consistently impressed with the passion people have for the mission of George School as it relates to athletic competition. A key aspect of a George School education is that as a community we instill in our graduates the desire to listen carefully to the viewpoints of others. All those involved in the search process demonstrated this quality admirably. As a result, we reached an excellent conclusion. Well done.

I know you will join me in looking forward to Kurt’s arrival in July, and in welcoming and supporting his work as he begins.

In Friendship,
Sam Houser

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