The Shelton School District has a new athletic director: Trevor Leopold. Leopold will begin as AD in August.
Leopold, a native of Wisconsin, attended elementary and middle school in Tacoma, and graduated from Neenah High School in Wisconsin. At Neenah, he participated in football, wrestling, track and field, and powerlifting; winning the state powerlifting championship his senior year. Following high school, Leopold obtained his Bachelor of Science and Masters of Science degrees in physical education from the University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse.
While attending UW-L, Leopold was a graduate assistant in the human performance lab, coached defensive line on the football team, and was the head powerlifting coach. After graduating, he began his PE teaching career at Carl Sandburg Middle School in Freeport, IL, and then Oostburg High School in Oostburg, WI. In addition to teaching, Leopold coached multiple levels of football, track and field, and was the head powerlifting coach at Oostburg HS. Under his leadership as defensive coordinator, the football team at Oostburg won the conference championship for the first time in school history and advanced multiple years to the state playoffs. The powerlifting team also flourished as multiple athletes won individual state and national championships. A highlight in his teaching career came as Oostburg School District received a $933,000 PEP grant money for physical education and health classes.
Leopold started his athletic administration career in Freeport, Illinois and continued in 2013 when he moved back to the Pacific Northwest. Employed at West Seattle High School, Leopold taught physical education, was the athletic director, and also was the head coach for the softball team. During his time at West Seattle, the school experienced a 36% increase in student-athlete participation. Many of the programs flourished under Leopold’s direction.