Fairfield Names Aaron Blankenship As Athletic Director


Press release from Fairfield City Schools:

Fairfield has a new athletic director, but he is no stranger to the students and staff at Fairfield High School. Aaron Blankenship was approved by the Fairfield Board of Education April 18 to take the helm of the top athletics position in the district, effective July 1.  He is a former social studies teacher and Dean of Students at the Fairfield Academy
alternative program and is finishing his third year as an Assistant Principal at the high school. Blankenship replaces Mark Harden, who resigned to become AD in the Sycamore Community School District. Harden was Fairfield AD for 10years. 

 “We are very pleased to have Aaron leading in the position of District Athletic Director,” said Superintendent Billy Smith. “Over the years, Aaron has proven himself to be an outstanding administrator and leader. As a Dean of Students at our Academy and Assistant Principal at FHS, Aaron has made a tremendous impact,” Smith said. “His
professionalism, passion, and dedication to doing what’s best for the students will serve him well in the new position. I think he is a great fit for us, and I couldn’t be more excited about the future of our athletic department.”

Fairfield High School Principal Bill Rice said moving Aaron to this leadership role will allow the district to continue the positive momentum of the Fairfield athletic program.

“I am excited to work alongside Aaron in this new capacity,” Rice said. “I know from working with him the last three years he possess a professionalism, a compassion for the student-athlete, and a love of sport that will be unmatched in this new role. 

I want to personally thank Mark Harden for the work that he has done to help modernize the Fairfield Athletic Department the last 10 years. I am excited to see Aaron get started and continue to make the Fairfield Athletic
Department one of the best in the GMC, the region and the state!”

Blankenship calls his new role with the district a privilege and an honor. “I am tremendously proud and honored to have the privilege of being the next Athletic Director within the Fairfield City School District, he said.  “I consider Fairfield to be one of the premier athletic departments in the region and a member of the best public school conference in the state, the Greater Miami Conference. Fairfield has truly become a special place for me
and I am thrilled to have the opportunity to serve the student-athletes, their families, our alumni and community in this new capacity.” 

Aaron Blankenship - Fairfield Athletic Director

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