La Salle High School announced today that Jim Barre has been named the Interim Athletic Director, pending Archdiocese of Cincinnati approval.

Jim has over 30 years experience in education as a teacher, coach and Athletic Director. He was an Athletic Director for 26 years at Norwood High School and Wyoming High School. He retired from education in 2010. Since his retirement, he has stayed involved in high school athletics as an Assistant Football Coach for several local high schools, including La Salle in 2013.

"Jim is a perfect fit for us as the Interim Athletic Director," said Principal Aaron Marshall. "He has a proven track record. His 26 years of experience as an Athletic Director will greatly benefit us during this transition. Jim's experience and leadership will allow us to conduct a comprehensive search to find our next permanent Athletic Director".

Former La Salle Athletic Director and current La Salle Director of Major Gifts Dan Flynn agrees. "I have had the privilege of working with Jim both as a coach and as an Athletic Director. Jim will be a tremendous asset serving as the Interim Athletic Director. His wealth of experience and knowledge of high school athletics will be beneficial during this transition time."

During his tenure as an Athletic Director, Jim served on several Ohio High School Athletic Association committees including Achievement Gap, Professional Development and Athletic Advisory. He was also on the Board of Directors for the Ohio High School Football Coaches Association and was the past President of the Southwest Ohio Football Coaches Association. Jim was inducted into both the Norwood High School Athletic Hall of Fame and Wyoming High School Athletic Hall of Fame.

"I am excited about this tremendous opportunity," said Jim. "La Salle has a long standing athletic tradition. I am looking forward to leading the program during the 2018-19 school year."

Jim will start immediately as the Interim Athletic Director. His temporary contact email is mkalkhoff@lasallehs.net.

La Salle is located at 3091 North Bend Road in Green Township and has served students from the Greater Cincinnati area since 1960. The school website is www.lasallehs.net. Follow us on Twitter @LaSallePride and Facebook facebook.com/CincinnatiLaSalle

MISSION: As a Catholic School in the Lasallian tradition, La Salle High School prepares young men to achieve their full potential in body, mind and spirit.

VISION: Students will be guided to live as disciples of Jesus Christ.