Ferguson Fills AD Spot


Lilly Ball, Asst. A&E Editor

The Diamond Bar High sports family has a new man in charge. Kevin Ferguson, stepping into the position of athletic director, has embraced Diamond Bar whole heartedly. He is replacing Kurt Davies, who resigned this summer to the social studies classroom.

While the duty of being an athletic director requires many hours of hard work and dedication, Ferguson is no stranger to the position. Prior to coming to DBHS, Ferguson worked as the AD of Vista del Lago High School in Moreno Valley for the last twelve years, where he also coached football.

Before his days as an AD, Ferguson coached football and soccer a at another Moreno Valley school, Valley View High School. He stayed at VV for eight years until 2002 when he then moved on to the AD position at Vista del Lago.

Ferguson, who has worked for the past 20 years in Moreno Valley, now faces the task of working in a new city and a new school. This would be a difficult transition for anyone, but Ferguson affirms that he is adjusting to his new environment nicely.
“The transition has had its challenges, but I am fully embracing the opportunity to work at the best high school in Southern California,” Ferguson said.

Ferguson is pleased with his new department, where everyone has been friendly and supportive.

“I have met most of the coaches and I think we have some fantastic people working in our Athletic Dept. I can’t wait to build long lasting relationships with each one of them.” Ferguson said.

Despite the downside of a long commute from Moreno Valley, He is impressed by the students of DB and their academic achievements.

“I am most impressed with the high academic caliber of the students. Their dedication to their studies is amazing,” Ferguson said.

With his background in the athletics department, it is no surprise that Ferguson is a sports fan. He enjoys watching U.S. national soccer teams and keeps up with college football. Ferguson also coaches his nephew’s club soccer team, a position he has enjoyed for four years.

Ferguson was once an athlete himself. He played football and soccer while in high school.

With the school year already underway, Ferguson has high hopes for the sports department this year and expects every athlete to give their highest effort.

“I expect that we will compete to the best of our ability, and with our best I expect that we will have great success,” Ferguson said.