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Moline High School assistant wrestling coach promoted to athletic director

Longtime athlete, teacher and coach Todd Thompson will become athletic director at Moline High School at the beginning of the 2022-23 school year.

MOLINE, Ill. — A long-time Moline High wrestling coach is ascending to the position of athletic director this upcoming school year.

In a press release published on Monday, July 25, the Moline-Coal Valley School District Board of Education announced the appointment of Todd Thompson as the new athletic director of Moline High School.

Thompson, a Moline graduate, is currently an industrial technology teacher and assistant wrestling coach and has been with the district since 2006.

“Mr. Thompson's years of service to Moline High School have provided him with the experience necessary to successfully lead our district athletics program. We are very excited to have Todd serve in this new capacity” Principal Chris Moore said.

He has 16 total years of teaching experience in industrial technology, driver's education and physical education. He has a bachelor's degree in physical education with a minor in driver's education from Southern Illinois University and a master's degree in education leadership from the University of Phoenix.

Thompson has served as both the head wrestling coach and assistant wrestling coach at the high school, even leading the team to a regional championship within two years of his hiring in 2012.

“I could not be more excited to work with a great group of coaches and community partners. I look forward to doing everything I can to help Moline athletics continue to grow in a positive direction,” Thompson said.

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