Familiar face to lead USC athletics
The Upper St. Clair School District will welcome a familiar face when Dr. Kevin Deitrick returns to serve as the district’s new athletic director. The school board approved his appointment during its April 17, 2017, meeting.
From 1999 – 2005, Dr. Deitrick served various roles within the Upper St. Clair School District including high school social studies teacher, assistant principal, assistant athletic director and assistant basketball coach.
“Upper St. Clair is a special place – it’s where I developed my educational philosophy. I was so fortunate to have learned from people such as Bill Pope, Tim Steinhauer, Bob Furman, Terry Kushner, Ted Barnett as well as the faculty and staff,” Dr. Deitrick said. “The philosophy is student-centered….not just athletes but ALL kids. Upper St. Clair is a very supportive community in all three As: athletics, arts and academics.”
Dr. Deitrick currently serves as the assistant athletic director for student support services at Duquesne University. In total, he has spent seven years in Duquesne’s athletic department – taking a three-year hiatus to serve as director of athletics and activities for the North Hills School District.
"Dr. Deitrick will be a great addition to our high school team," Dr. Louis Angelo, principal, said. " His wealth of knowledge and administrative experience from working in athletic departments at both the high school and collegiate levels will greatly enhance the support of our student-athletes."
In addition, Dr. Deitrick served as an assistant principal and principal in the North Allegheny School District and has taught history courses as an adjunct professor in Duquesne’s liberal arts department.
“Having an impact on kids every single day is what has drawn me back to the high school environment. In high school, you can positively affect kids each and every day,” Dr. Deitrick said. “Plus, I love working with the coaches, faculty and the other athletic directors in the WPIAL. Athletics can take an education beyond the school walls.”
Dr. Deitrick earned a doctorate in educational instructional leadership and master’s degree in history from Duquesne University. He completed bachelor’s degrees in history and education from Washington & Jefferson College. In addition, he holds K-12 principal and social studies secondary education certifications.
He is a member of the Pennsylvania State Athletic Directors Association, the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Associations, the National Academic Advising Association and the National Association of Academic Advisors for Athletics.
Dr. Deitrick will join the staff in late May.