After eight years of heading up Kennewick High School sports, Ronny Coleman has left his athletic director job for a teaching position in the Kennewick School District.
Former Prosser High School AD Anna Fazzari officially took over as Coleman’s successor July 1.
“I don’t know if I was really ready to give up being an AD; I thoroughly enjoyed it,” said Coleman, who will teach health and science for Legacy High School’s online program. “But this was a really good opportunity for me to get back into the classroom. Even though it’s online, I’m still dealing with kids every day.”
Coleman spoke highly of Fazzari and said she would have a positive impact on Kennewick High sports and the Mid-Columbia Conference as a whole.
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“Once I heard her name, I highly recommended her,” Coleman said. “We — and when I say ‘we,’ I mean the MCC — have dealt with Anna several times over the years, and she is top-notch in every way.”
Fazzari said she was pleased to get the job with Kennewick because she lives in the Tri-Cities, and that she doesn’t expect working within the Class 3A/4A MCC to be much different than the 2A Central Washington Athletic Conference.
“Everybody thinks Prosser is a very small town, but we have a pretty big school with success in a lot of sports, so I don’t think I missed out on much,” Fazzari said. “Kennewick has more kids, but not necessarily more teams. I’ll have to adjust to bowling — we didn’t have that in Prosser.”
Bryan Bailey will be Prosser’s third athletic director in five years. Casey Gant left the school to take over as Kamiakin High School’s AD in 2012.
Bailey hails from Colorado, Fazzari said, but his wife’s family is from Prosser.