Peachtree Ridge has announced its new athletic and activities director, naming current administrator Jon Weyher as the replacement for the retiring Bill Holleman.
Weyher has spent the past five years in a wide range of administrative roles at Peachtree Ridge and has been in the Gwinnett County Public Schools system since 2001. He worked previously at Dacula Middle and Osborne Middle.
"This is a dream job for me," Weyher said.
A graduate of Eastern Michigan, Weyher has 29 years of education experience and has coached basketball, football, track and field, and volleyball. He was a high school coach for nearly 20 years, including stints in Texas and Pennsylvania, before going into administration.
"During his tenure, Jon has served in a wide range of administrative roles, each preparing him well for his new position," Peachtree Ridge principal Kevin Tashlein said. "Additionally, Jon has become a fixture at extracurricular events, offering positive support for our students, athletes, coaches and their families."
Weyher's frequent appearances at Peachtree Ridge events, even before his promotion, endeared him to the athletics community, Tashlein said.
"I love athletics and the student-athletes notice who's in the stands," Weyher said of his appearances at games. "I just enjoy it and that was part of it. But I also felt like it was important for me to be at those events."
Weyher, a Lilburn resident, has a daughter Riley, who is a junior at Parkview, and a son Zach, who attends Georgia College and State University. His wife, Devon, is a GCPS special education teacher.
He replaces Holleman, who is retiring as girls soccer coach at AD after the school year ends. Holleman is the only athletic director in Peachtree Ridge history.
"Coach Holleman started something here nine years ago and it's pretty remarkable in nine short years the success we've had," Weyher said. "Not just the success he's had in soccer, but also putting together the coaching staff we have here. ... We've shown great progress under his leadership in all sports."