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Sports standout returns to oversee student athletes

Meet Your Administrator: Carl Roscoe II

Carl Roscoe II is the new athletic director for Kelloggsville Public Schools. SNN gets to know him in this edition of Meet Your Administrator.

Kelloggsville — A decade ago, Carl Roscoe II had completed a decorated career at Kelloggsville High School that saw him earn three varsity letters in football as a quarterback and serve as a two-year team captain in football, basketball and baseball. 

He went on to play in 31 games, including 16 starts, as a QB at Wayne State University where he earned a bachelor’s degree in finance. There he also received membership into the National Football Foundation Hampshire Honor Society, was WSU’s nominee for the 2015 Allstate AFCA Good Works Team, and won the WSU football award for team leadership and exemplary school and community citizenship — all while also earning numerous conference all-academic awards. 

Family: Carl Roscoe II is the son of Carl and Rochelle Roscoe and the father of Jamison, age 8, and Harper, age 3, with whom he enjoys spending any of the little free time he does get. 

Carl Roscoe II was a decorated athlete at Kelloggsville who went on to play quarterback at Wayne State University (courtesy of Kelloggsville)

What are your goals as a new AD? 

My goal right now is to build strong relationships with our athletes and coaches so that Kelloggsville is a place where they love to have fun and compete. A big part of that is overseeing all of our athletic programs here at Kelloggsville. This includes evaluating coaches, setting up for our games and events and also making sure all of our facilities are in great shape! Also, I try to be as visible as possible at our events and try to attend as many events as possible, both home and away. I am active in the real estate industry as well.

Other positions in education: 

Kelloggsville student services coordinator

How about jobs outside of education? 

Real estate agent (currently); Farmers Insurance; Total Quality Logistics

Hobbies/interests:

I do still enjoy being active, and I play in softball leagues and basketball leagues throughout Grand Rapids.

What kind of kid were you in elementary, middle, high school?

Well, I tend to think of myself as a pretty good kid throughout school, but I am sure most of us do! I guess I must have been alright if they let me come back here, right?

The biggest lesson you have learned from students is … 

I would say that the biggest lesson to this point is that they want to be heard and have an opinion. Regardless of the decision, they would at least like to be heard.

If I could go back to school I would go to grade ? because … 

The 11th grade. That was a very fun year all around and a much simpler time!

If you walked into your new school building to theme music every day, what would the song be? 

“Dedication” (featuring Kendrick Lamar) by Nipsey Hussle.

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Phil de Haan
Phil de Haan
Phil de Haan covers Grand Rapids and Kelloggsville and also is a general assignment reporter and the point person for the SNN Facebook and Twitter feeds. He hails from Exeter, Ontario, but has called Grand Rapids home since 1985. He is the son of a longtime public school teacher who taught both English and machine shop! Phil took both classes at South Huron District High School, but English stuck, and at Calvin College, where he met his wife, Sue, he majored in English and minored in journalism. His background includes both freelance writing and public relations work, including teaching an advertising and PR course at the college level. In the summer of 2019, he began his own freelance writing and communications business. In his spare time, Phil plays pick-up hockey and pickleball and tries to keep tabs on his two adult children.  Read Phil's full bio

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