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Retiring Batzel was an 'NBC First' AD and Coach

After 30 years, Jeff Batzel will be retiring as an athletic director at the end of 2024, with his time spent at Northern Bedford and Everett school districts.

Batzel is an NBC alumnus, and a lifelong resident of the district residing in the Yellow Creek area.

“My father was the first AD in the school’s history, and I am the third,” he said.

Ryan Cherry will be taking over the position and will be the district’s fourth athletic director in 60 years.

“That is pretty interesting and amazing when you think about it,”Batzel said.

He started at Everett School District in 1981 coaching football, bask...


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