(5-1-18) Current Rockford Guilford Social Studies teacher Darrin Sisk will be named the new Athletic Director across the city at Rockford Jefferson. Sisk will replace Mike Armato who was let go from that position several months ago, Armato had moved over to Jefferson during the 2016-17 school year after a long stint at Rockford East. Sisk will be the fourth J-Hawk AD since Todd Zimmerman left in 2015.
Sisk this past school year was an assistant varsity basketball coach at Guilford under Dean Martinetti. Martinetti was released from his position with no explanation at the end of the season by RPS 205 officials. Sisk was Belvidere North’s first ever boys basketball coach, during his five years from 2008-2014 he had an overall record of 45-90.
Sisk will have his ‘plate full’ in his new position, this past school year was very volatile at Jefferson:
- Football Coach Ken DuBose was let go just before the start of the season, players sat out in protest in the first pre-season days of practice
- The J-Hawks did not field a varsity girls basketball team
- Mike Armato suddenly disappeared as the AD
- Veteran Head Boys Basketball Coach Todd Brannan resigned and then was named the new boys head coach at Belvidere North