North Lamar High School Assistant Principal Kendal Kirk has been named Interim Athletic Director after news broke on Feb. 13 that Athletic Director Aaron Emeyabbi was placed on administrative leave.
“Kendal is an experienced leader, certified administrator, and is well-suited for this role as he has previously coached multiple sports for girls and boys and played an integral role in the overall success of our Athletic Department,” Stewart said. “We will not lose a step in our momentum or with our ongoing projects to propel Panther athletics to even greater heights.”
Kirk has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Kinesiology from Texas A&M and an M.Ed. in Educational Administration from Lamar University. He has worked in education for 24-years, teaching at North Lamar for 23 of those years.
During his career at North Lamar, Kirk has also been a football, girls soccer, volleyball, and baseball coach. In 2018, Kirk was named Teacher of the Year.
Even though the school has confirmed the change in the leadership role for Athletics Director, they declined to comment on the length and reasonings why the change took place.