Latest Activities Hires for CCHS Announced
JEFFERSON CITY - Today, Jefferson City Public Schools announced the latest activities hires for Capital City High School. In 2019, JCPS and CCHS administrators are continuing the process of hiring a full slate of head coaches and directors (Band, Choir, Boys & Girls Cross Country, Football, Boys & Girls Golf, Orchestra, Softball, Boys & Girls Tennis, Volleyball, Boys & Girls Track, Girls Basketball, and Wrestling have been announced previously). Additional announcements will be made in the coming months.
In addition to activities hires, final determinations on placement of certified teaching positions, department heads and other staff members will be made prior to the start of the 2019-2020 school year based on student enrollment, course requests and other factors.
“These two coaches have what it takes to cultivate successful academic and athletic Cavaliers at Capital City High School,” said CCHS Principal Ben Meldrum. “We are excited to add them to our growing activities team as - together - we will promote a positive vision and direction for CCHS in the areas of academics and athletics.”
“We are tremendously excited about all of the new hires for CCHS,” said CCHS Activities Director Robert Ndessokia. “We’ve found individuals who understand our community and who share in the anticipation and excitement of becoming Cavaliers.”
Boys Basketball, Darrin Young
As the current Head Varsity Basketball Coach at Central High School and Athletic Director for the Central Academy of Excellence in Kansas City, Darrin Young joins JCPS this fall to become the Head Boys Basketball Coach for CCHS. Darrin was also the 2018 Kansas City Interscholastic League Coach of the Year and has classroom experience as a physical education and secondary algebra teacher.
"Coach Darrin Young's energy and passion for basketball are unmistakable and he is the perfect fit to lead our Boys Basketball program at Capital City". "His strong work ethic and attention to detail are going to be the groundwork for his future success," commented Ndessokia. “Coach Young believes in building strong relationships with his players and taking the opportunity to make them great on the court, in the classroom and in life."
Boys Baseball, Trevor Hibbs
Trevor Hibbs has over 20 years of high school coaching experience, most recently as the Head Softball Coach for Warrenton County R3, winning the class 3 state championship in 2015 and 2016 and the class 3 district championship in 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016. Hibbs was named the Gateway Athletic Conference Softball Coach of the Year in 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Education (Physical Education & Health) from Central Methodist University and a Master of Education in Administration from William Woods University.
It was announced previously that Trevor Hibbs will also serve as the Capital City Softball Coach. Trevor brings over 18 years of coaching experience.
Ndessokia added, "Trevor Hibbs brings many years of baseball experiences as a player (playing collegiate and professionally) and coach". He is knowledgeable in all facets of the game and will help establish
a great baseball program at Capital City."
Capital City High School will open in the fall of 2019 with freshmen and sophomore students only. At that time, all activities will compete at the varsity level with the exception of football, which will compete at the junior varsity level only before growing to a 9-12 building over the next two years. JCPS & CCHS administrators are continuing the process of hiring a full slate of head coaches, with more announcements expected in the coming months.
View previous announcements about Capital City High School building and activities leadership here: