By Nelson Coffin
Josiah Wolf has worn plenty of hats at Annapolis Area Christian School, and beginning in July the 2001 AACS grad will don an even bigger sombrero after succeeding Jim Domoracki as the Eagles’ athletic director.
As a three-sport athlete (soccer, basketball and golf) during his student days at AACS, Wolf learned at an early age how to juggle multiple tasks — a skill that has followed him in his professional life.
Wolf’s previous positions at his alma mater, beginning in 2007, include Summer Programs Director/Coordinator, Kilby Athletic Center Coordinator, Upper School Strength and Conditioning Coordinator, Lower School P.E. teacher, varsity volleyball coach as well as a JV, frosh/soph, and middle school volleyball and basketball coach.
All of the above would appear to give the Salisbury University alumnus a good handle on the position vacated by Domoracki.
“Josiah will do well in the position,” Domoracki said. “He’s organized, personable and level headed. He knows and understands the AACS culture, which is a critical aspect of the AD position.”
Wolf said he had expressed interest in becoming an assistant AD before he knew that Domoracki was leaving, and everything seemed to fall into place after that.
“Jim left a lot of good things in place,” Wolf said. “We’re keeping all of his coaches on board, but we will be making little changes here and there, like being a little more active on social media sites (Twitter and Facebook).”
While there won’t be any new sports at the school, Wolf said that the school recently purchased 20 additional acres to add baseball and softball diamonds on the 83-acre campus. The school also hopes to add a track on campus for the track and field team.
“It’s an honor,” Wolf said about being chosen to fill the position. “I’m grateful that they trust me enough, and it affirms my loyalty to the school.”
While Wolf’s job is all about athletics, he said that the school’s mission is still to be a “Christ centered” academic institution.
“Our academics are very rigorous, so time management is very important,” Wolf said. “Academics are a priority over athletics. But we still want our athletes to have fun and make friends. It’s just a great opportunity for them.”