Robertson hired as new GHHS athletic director

Matt DeYoung • Jul 21, 2015 at 2:40 PM

The Grand Haven Board of Education on Monday approved William “Scott” Robertson as the Buccaneers’ new athletic director.

Robertson previously served as athletic director at East Grand Rapids for five years before spending the past three years as activities director with Traverse City Area Public Schools.

“We are excited to have someone in this role with Scott’s background and experience,” said Grand Haven Superintendent Keith Konarska.

Robertson takes over for Robin Bye, who died April 12 after a lengthy battle with cancer.

Robertson brings a wealth of athletic and administrative experience to Grand Haven. His coaching stints include 15 years as a head football coach, along with eight years as an assistant baseball coach, and three years each as a track and field and wrestling coach.

“I’ve got a fairly diverse set of experiences myself as a coach, a teacher and an administrator, and I like to think I’ve learned a lot along the way,” Robertson said. “My time at East Grand Rapids gave me an opportunity to be a part of, and to learn from, some pretty outstanding coaches in a wide variety of sports.”

He left tradition-rich East Grand Rapids to revitalize the youth sports programs in the Traverse City district.

Robertson and his wife, Christine, have one daughter, 18-year-old Madeline. A standout basketball and volleyball player, Madeline earned a volleyball scholarship from Western State University in Colorado.

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