The end of an era at Glenwood Springs High School
Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado
GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colorado ” After 30 years of working at Glenwood Springs High School, Steve Cable is finally walking away.
Cable, who first started at Glenwood in 1978, taught for 21 years and was the school’s athletic director for the last nine. He knew going into this school year that it would be his last.
“It’s time to move on and do something else for a while. It will be nice to have weekends again and I can watch my son coach and spend time with my wife,” he said.
When Cable first arrived at Glenwood, he began his career teaching woods class and drafting. He then went into computers before taking the AD position. Glenwood Springs principal Paul Freeman said he is going to miss Cable running all the Demon sports.
“He has been a fixture in this building and he has got a work ethic I have never come across in anybody before. There is no job too small,” Freeman said of Cable. “He is the kind of guy who would be out on the field at 10 p.m. on Friday night after a football game, lining the field for soccer Saturday morning.”
During Cable’s tenure, the Glenwood Springs Demons became frequent guests in the postseason in several sports including volleyball, track and field, cheerleading, basketball and golf to name a few. As AD, it was Cable who did everything from schedule games, to make sure fields and courts were ready to arranging transportation ” all to make sure the teams’ operations ran smoothly.
“It is a job where one mistake can have big consequences, and he never made a mistake. Or if he did, it was unknown to me, which is just as good,” Freeman said with a laugh. “When he says he is going to do something, it gets done. I stopped worrying about Steve a long time ago.”
Even though Cable is stepping down as athletic director, he still plans on attending events to cheer on the Demons.
“After 30 years, you can’t just stop doing what you’ve been doing,” he said. “It will be nice to watch from the sidelines.”
Cable still plans on keeping busy in his retirement. He is a longtime high school football official and plans on picking up a few more games now that he won’t be busy behind the scenes. Like he has for numerous summers, Cable is going to continue to do maintenance at Aspen Glen Golf Club. Now he’ll be able to mow earlier in the spring and later in the fall.
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