Local

Richmond-Burton High School retains former AD, football coach Elder as dean

Former Richmond-Burton athletic director and football coach Pat Elder will remain with School District 157 as the dean of students next year.
Former Richmond-Burton athletic director and football coach Pat Elder will remain with School District 157 as the dean of students next year.

Former Richmond-Burton athletic director and football coach Pat Elder will remain with School District 157 as the dean of students next year.

Elder’s hiring for the new position was approved by the District 157 board during its meeting last month. He had served as AD and football coach since the 2006-07 school year, but he is facing a felony charge in connection with driving under the influence last summer and was replaced as coach for the 2017 season.

In a February board meeting, more than 50 people spoke on Elder’s behalf asking that he be brought back as football coach. The board voted, 4-3, not to have Elder return.

Kristi Martin, who worked as dean for the 2017-18 school year, will take over as AD. Elder will resume responsibilities as dean July 1.

“We don’t really talk about what goes into a hiring process, but his skill set matched what we need in the dean’s position, so it was a nice fit,” R-B Principal Patrick Enright said.

Loading more

Digital Access

Digital Access
Access nwherald.com from all your digital devices and receive breaking news and updates from around the area.

Home Delivery

Home Delivery
Local news, prep sports, Chicago sports, local and regional entertainment, business, home and lifestyle, food, classified and more! News you use every day! Daily, weekend and Sunday packages.

Text Alerts

Text Alerts
Stay connected to us wherever you are! Get breaking news updates along with other area information sent to you as a text message to your wireless device.

Email Newsletters

Email Newsletters
We'll deliver news & updates to your inbox. Plan your weekend and catch up on the news with our newsletters.