Jared Felice returns to Fountain-Fort Carson as new athletic director

(Photo courtesy of Jared Felice)

Jared Felice started his teaching and coaching career at Fountain-Fort Carson. The 2001 graduate of Mesa Ridge High School became a social studies teacher, the dean of students and also worked on the varsity football coaching staff under Mitch Johnson.

Now he's headed back there to oversee the athletic department.

After two years as the athletic director at Sand Creek, Felice is returning to his roots to take the athletic director position that was vacated by Chris James.

James is returning to his hometown of Pueblo as the new principal at Pueblo West. He served as the AD for the Trojans for one year.

That left the door open for Felice who jumped at the opportunity to get back to his hometown.

"I am very grateful for the opportunity to return to my roots at Fountain-Fort Carson HS and once again serve this special community," he said. "I am fully committed to upholding the mission and vision of the district and high school in driving the athletics program in a new direction that advances our coaches and student-athletes toward success."

The Trojans boast a standout track and field team and will head into the football season under the second year of new coach Jake Novotny.

Felice will have to jump right into the decision making process as the school is without a boys basketball coach. Gregory Williams will not be returning to the program.

Felice is unsure if he will make a hire, but says he may be a part of the process.

He will finish out the school year at Sand Creek and start as the FFC athletic director at the start of the next school year.