SHIELDS STEPS DOWN AS ATHLETIC DIRECTOR AT SFIS.Byline: James Barron
For the last nine months, Tom Shields was a basketball coach in athletic director's clothing.
Next week, he can pick attire good for both.
Shields resigned as the AD at Santa Fe Indian School on June 8, to take a similar post at Window Rock (Ariz.) High School. But Shields also will handle the head coaching duties of the boys basketball program, which went 22-5 last year and advanced to the quarterfinals of Arizona's Division III
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"I had been looking at some basketball [coach openings]," Shields said. "I can't get it out of my system. I won't apologize for that. I love to coach kids."
Shields applied for several openings in the spring, including jobs at Valencia, Pecos, Portales and Las Vegas Las Vegas (läs vā`gəs), city (1990 pop. 258,295), seat of Clark co., S Nev.; inc. 1911. It is the largest city in Nevada and the center of one of the fastest-growing urban areas in the United States. Robertson as well as the Espanola Valley girls job that former Desert Academy head boys coach Oliver Torres took.
Shields said he was comfortable sitting out another year coaching before learning of the Window Rock opening.
It just so happened the school was also looking for an AD. Shields said he can do both jobs at Window Rock because he will oversee only the high school programs, which was not the case at SFIS.
"The job at Santa Fe Indian is such a comprehensive one," Shields said. "You're dealing with a [grades] seven through 12 program and there is no assistant AD under you. So the athletic director has to be all-encompassing."
And Shields had a lot on his plate. He had to find in-season coaching replacements in football (Jonathan Toya for Jim Lewis) and boys basketball (Joe Calabaza
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The football change happened on Shields' first day.
Shields also had new coaches for every program except girls basketball (Cindy Roybal) and softball (Leroy Valencia), so it was a season of change.
"The second year wouldn't have been a problem, because things were in line and more stable," Shields said.
Now that task belongs to someone else.
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