Two AD's Hired to Launch Castaic High School Athletics

March 7, 2019

Castaic High School is a new high school in Los Angeles County in Southern California that is opening in the fall, and the school has decided to launch its athletics program by hiring two athletic directors, Jibri Hodge and Mark Overdevest.

Jibri Hodge and Mark Overdevest will share the duties of AD at the new school.  It was decided that the best way to start the program from scratch is having two leaders who share the same vision for development of athletics at Castaic HS.

“Just to have a really strong sustainable and ethical athletics program,” Overdevest said in an article on The Santa Clarita Valley Signal. “A place that we can really create a winning environment, create an environment where the focus isn’t solely just on athletics, but on the social and emotional development of our athletes.”

Overdevest is currently a physical education teacher at La Mesa Junior High as well as ASB Director at the school, while Hodge is an athletics counselor at nearby Canyon High School.

The athletic department at Caa Football will begin with the offering of volleyball, basketball and soccer team, although more will likely be added, including possibll lacrosse and water polo.

The timeframe for beginning varsity team competition has not been finalized.

“The small amount of time I’ve had with Jibri, I think that we’re both kind of on that page where it’s really up to where the talent is and whether the team is ready and certain sports might be ready to go varsity before other sports,” Overdevest said.

“When I met him [Jibri Hodge], I thought he was extremely personable,” Overdevest said. “As athletics grows and you get to the varsity levels, it really has become too big for really one athletic director. It’s great that we’re both starting together.”

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