Lamm to take over as AD
He grew up in Mt. Pleasant and graduated from MPCHS; he’s been a coach in the district for 19 years and a teacher for 10; now, Scot Lamm will be taking over as Activities Director.
“It’s great to know that we’ll have someone in the position who is a Mt. Pleasant Panther and understands what that means,” said current AD Bob Jensen. “(Lamm) cares so much about the our kids and the school.”
Jensen, who has been at Mt. Pleasant for 39 years, is retiring at the end of the school year, and Lamm will be taking over his administrative duties.
“I’m very excited about taking the Activities Director position,” Lamm said. “I’ve lived in Mt. Pleasant my whole life, and the opportunity to be AD in your hometown is not something that comes around all that often.”
However, it wasn’t necessarily an easy decision for Lamm to make, as it means he will have to give up his coaching responsibilities.
“I’ve been coaching for 19 years, so walking away isn’t something I look forward to doing, but it’s a part of the process.”
Lamm will coach track and field yet this spring, and for the next few months, he will work with Jensen to choose new coaches to fill open positions.
He also hopes to pick up a few things along the way as he prepares to fill Jensen’s shoes.
“Those are pretty big shoes to fill,” Lamm said. “There are so many things he knows about Mt. Pleasant, the athletic facilities and the athletic programs. He has been to more events than probably anyone in town. I’m hoping he doesn’t go anywhere, because I’d like to use him as a resource. We have a great friendship, and I have a lot of respect for him.
“I have another semester now to learn some of the things only he knows.”
Lamm is also following in the footsteps of his uncle, Don Lamm, who was the AD before Jensen; before that, it was legendary Mt. Pleasant football coach Bob Evans who filled the role.
Jensen is confident that Lamm is a good choice to be the next in line.
“I’m excited,” Jensen said. “I’m glad that he’s taken the job. He’s well-prepared. It’s a job he’s been wanting to do in a school district, and I’m glad it worked out for him in Mt. Pleasant.”
Jensen has also made it clear that he has no intentions to leave Mt. Pleasant any time soon.
“Any time (Lamm) wants to call me, I’m available,” Jensen said. “But he’ll find out that he knows a lot more than he thinks, and my secretary, Ann Overton, will be a tremendous help. He’ll do just fine.”