Luke DeWolfe, athletic director at Steamboat Springs High School, has been elected to serve as the next president of the CHSAA’s Board of Directors.
For the next two years, DeWolfe will lead the Board, which represents member schools, leagues, districts and associations with the collective goal of fostering the health and development of high school activities in Colorado. With his term set to cover the 2021-22 and 2022-23 school years, DeWolfe said he is ready to help guide the CHSAA and its membership towards a shared vision of the future.
“First and foremost, I’m just honored and humbled to have the opportunity to be a part of the organization in this role,” DeWolfe said. “I have such respect for the membership, the CHSAA staff and for our schools and families that to be able to step into this role is just an honor for me. It’s really about rebuilding and reinforcing trust and relationships, and fostering communication throughout the membership.
“It’s really important to have strong relationships between the CHSAA staff, the membership and the board, and to make sure we have a unified voice.”
DeWolfe added that his specific goals are to support CHSAA member schools, the CHSAA staff and the CHSAA Board as he takes over to help guide the Association into the post-pandemic era.
"I will continue to strive to find new and creative ways to meet the needs of an ever-changing and diverse membership," DeWolfe said. "I will work hard to build bridges and strive to build communication and trust."
DeWolfe has served as athletic director at Steamboat Springs since 2009 and was the Sailors' head boys basketball coach for seven years. He still coaches junior varsity hoops and prior to his tenure at Steamboat Springs, he was a teacher and a coach at Highland High School dating back to 2001.
Finishing up his third year on the Board, DeWolfe has also been on the CHSAA handbook committee since its inception and is currently the chair of the ski committee. He has served as league president for the Western Slope League, has been a CHSAA Legislative Council member, and has been on the committees for boys lacrosse, basketball and football, as well as several seeding and appeals committees.
“As a valued and engaged Board member, Luke has been a vocal advisory member that has ensured that the mission, decisions and fiduciary responsibilities made on behalf of the Association and our stakeholders have been in the forefront of the duties and operations of the CHSAA staff,” CHSAA commissioner Rhonda Blanford-Green said. “We are looking forward to working for and with him as he leads the Association, the Board and our staff through the recovery and reset after this unprecedented year where the pandemic has disrupted our traditional norms.
“His credentials, credibility and forward thinking transcends the myopic vision of ‘what best for me or mine.’ In this role, Luke will bring impactful discussions to the table to address increased communication and relationships while challenging archaic operations and advising leadership in successfully enhancing service to education-based and equitable participation for all Colorado students, members, school communities and programs.”