Mr. Bob Polachek, Port Clinton Middle School Athletic Director, has been chosen to receive a Mac Morrison Lifetime Service Award by the Northwest District Athletic Board. The Mac Morrison Lifetime Service Award is presented to “individuals who have made noticeable contributions (in the area of athletics) to young people within the schools of jurisdiction of the Northwest District Athletic Board”.
Port Clinton High School Athletic Director Rick Dominick said, “Bob is well respected in Port Clinton, in the Sandusky Bay Conference, Ottawa County and surrounding area for his professionalism, work ethic and dedication. He has dedicated his life to the Port Clinton community and our school system. He is the epitome of this award. ”
Since starting his teaching career with the Port Clinton City School District in 1974, Mr. Polachek has been one of the most hard-working and dedicated staff members in the school district. Over his career he has coached multiple athletic teams including middle school boys basketball, girls basketball, football, track, cross country and golf. Even with thirty plus years of service, he embraced a brand new industrial technology (STEM–science, technology, engineering & math) curriculum and immersed himself and his students in the most current technology available. He was the middle school newspaper advisor and Midships department chair. As the middle school athletic director and athletic booster trustee, he is a fixture at all middle school and high school athletic events.
Patrick Adkins, Superintendent of Schools stated, “Upon his retirement from the Port Clinton City School System in June of 2012, Bob Polachek continued to not only be involved, but also be an active member of our school district team by remaining as our middle school athletic director. After 38 years in education it would have been easy for Bob to walk away but his commitment to the young men and women of our school system is as strong today as it was on his first day in the district in August of 1974.”
Mr. Polachek will be honored at a luncheon at Bluffton College on April 29, where he will receive this award. Superintendents, principals, and athletic directors from the Northwest District will be in attendance, along with representatives from the Ohio High School Athletic Association.