Sparta — There’s a new athletic director at the helm of Sparta Area Schools, and he’s ready to get the year started.
Michael Boerman comes to Sparta with 20 years of experience in educational and athletic administration, most recently serving as the athletic director at White Cloud Public Schools.
‘Sparta Area Schools has everything a student-athlete needs to compete and succeed on the playing field and in the classroom.’— Athletic Director Michael Boerman
His career has also included five years as the Ford Fieldhouse director at Grand Rapids Community College, where he was also an adjunct instructor, and stops at Gogebic Community College and Newaygo High School.
Sparta welcomed Boerman into his new role on July 1.
Boerman will oversee the athletic department’s budget and day-to-day operations, along with supervising coaches.
“I’m most excited to see all our kids back on campus, and I’m looking forward to watching our teams compete and develop as the seasons progress,” Boerman said.
He said he brings a hands-on approach to his new role, and that getting to know students and their goals is his favorite part of working in education.
Boerman added he’s thrilled about his new posting, calling the position a “dream job.”
“Sparta Area Schools has everything a student-athlete needs to compete and succeed on the playing field and in the classroom,” he said. “We have beautiful facilities, excellent teachers and coaches and all the community support one could ask for.
“Given what our community has provided us at Sparta, I’d like to ensure that they see we’re making the most of what we’ve been given and churning out talented teams and confident, capable graduates.”
Boerman earned a bachelor’s degree in English and philosophy from Western Michigan University, later obtaining a master’s degree in education and teaching certification from Aquinas College.
He and his wife of 11 years, Elizabeth, reside in Fremont with their four children.