Daniel-Taylor Wells has been named District Athletic Director. DT Wells has served as Athletic Director for Scott County High School since 2011 where he currently manages the busy schedules of 23 varsity teams in addition to his duties as assistant principal.
“It has been such a blessing to work at Scott County High School with the best administrators, teachers, students, and coaches in the state,” Wells stated. His time at SCHS has prepared him for the district position and the opening of Great Crossing High School.
“For more than a year, DT has been peppering me with ideas to make the opening of GCHS the best that it can be for all students. With the inevitable split of SCHS, he has been instrumental in the planning process,” stated Superintendent Dr. Kevin Hub. “Excellence is the target for both SCHS and GCHS.”
This move is a homecoming of sorts for Wells. “Growing up I attended Great Crossing Elementary School. As I return to this building, I will work to ensure all kids get the opportunities that I did as a student in Scott County.”
While similar to his role at SCHS, this position takes a broader approach to the planning of a comprehensive district athletic program that will maintain fields and facilities, hire and train coaches, and implement extra-curricular opportunities for student athletes at both high schools as well as the district’s middle and elementary schools. He will also take on the monumental task of scheduling for the district athletic program.
Wells will work hand-in-hand with Maintenance Director Dwayne Ellison. “I am excited to get some support with athletic fields and gyms which are used throughout the community every day of the week,” Ellison noted.
Director of Facilities Billy Parker agrees. “It is clear that Mr. Wells understands both the short-term and long-term concerns and opportunities that introducing a second high school brings to the athletic program in our community,” Parker said. “He will ensure equity between the two schools, strengthen relationships with community partners, and support a wide-range of program offerings for all students in the district.”
Wells will transition to his new role on July 1, 2018. “I am thankful for the opportunity that Mr. Covington gave me here at SCHS and I am grateful to Dr. Hub for selecting me for this position. It will be a true honor to work alongside this top-notch district leadership team.”
This week leaves Wells with a lot to celebrate. Recently named the 11th Region Athletic Director of the Year, he is one of 16 finalists for the Kentucky Athletic Director award to be named this week.
Pictured here, DT Wells with his wife Becca and daughter Emma Kate.