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Announcing New Director of Athletics and Activities April 2023

Announcing Our Director of Athletics and Activities

We’re excited to announce our UCSD Director of Athletics and Activities beginning in the 2023–24 school year. Mr. Josh Frey has accepted the position of Director of Athletics and Activities. We look forward to welcoming him to the position beginning July 1, 2023. 

Josh Frey editMr. Frey brings an abundance of leadership experience both inside and outside the classroom. Since 2020, he has been serving as the Assistant Activities Director in the Waukee Community School District. Prior to that, he served as an instructional coach for one year in West Des Moines Community Schools (WDMCS), a behavior interventionist for one year in WDMCS, and a special education teacher in both WDMCS and Des Moines Public Schools for six years.

Mr. Frey holds a Master of Arts in Education Leadership from the University of Northern Iowa (UNI), an endorsement in 5–12 Level 1 Special Education from Morningside College, and a Bachelor of Arts in Secondary Education from Upper Iowa University. He is working on obtaining his Certified Athletic Administrator endorsement from the NIAAA.

“No one person can replace Dr. Watson; the accolades Urbandale has achieved under his leadership are truly admirable,” said Frey. “I am humbled and honored to have the opportunity to build off the foundations he has built and push our programs to enhance the educational experience for J-Hawk Nation.”

Please join us in welcoming Mr. Frey as our new Director of Athletics and Activities. We look forward to working alongside this exceptional leader.