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Denney to take over as Glenwood Springs High School athletic director

Joelle Milholm
Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado
Post Independent File PhotoGlenwood Springs assistant football coach Craig Denney talks to Edgar Argueta during a game in 2005. Denney is going to be the new athletic director for the Demons, taking over for Steve Cable who is retiring.

GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colorado ” At any given Glenwood Springs High School athletic event, there’s a good chance Craig Denney is there. Between being a long-time teacher at GSHS, to being a former head and current assistant football coach for the Demons, to having kids at the school, Denney’s got a lot of reasons to support the Demons.

Now, he’s got another. Denney will be the new athletic director at the school and will be replacing Steve Cable, who is stepping down after nine years as the AD and 30 years at GSHS.

Denney, a social sciences teacher at the school, is looking forward to his new position.

“When you have been a teacher as long as I have, sometimes you need a new challenge,” he said. “I love the teaching and being in the classroom and being with kids, but every now and then you have to change gears.”

Denney, who was the head football coach for the Demons from 1996-2003, learned in January he would be filling Cable’s shoes. This year, he helped at many athletic events including the Demon Invitational track meet ” where he has been the clerk of the course for the last eight years.

With his proven dedication to the Demons, Glenwood Springs principal Paul Freeman knew Denney was a perfect fit for the job.

“He has got a background in athletics. He was a coach for a few years. He is always at most of the events anyway, so he might as well be in charge,” he said. “He has many of the strengths that Steve has. He is very reliable. One of his biggest strengths is the relationships he builds with the students. He gets a lot of respect from the student body. He commands that respect. He also commands the trust and respect of the parents.”

Cable’s tenure will end in the beginning of June and that’s when Denney will take on the responsibilities of arranging schedules and travel accommodations for the teams, handling the athletic budget, making sure fields and courts are ready and assuring that all athletics run smoothly.

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