The decision by Scott MacGregor, Ponoka Secondary Campus (PSC) athletic director, to go into a different career path has left the school community in shock.
MacGregor first announced his decision to leave to the members of his Broncs football teams in a special meeting before making it public. Principal Ian Rawlinson said the athletic director would be missed but he wished him well. “My hope for Scotty is that he is as happy as he’s found teaching for the last 17 years,” he said.
McGregor for his part only said he felt he needed a new challenge.
Teachers and students were surprised by the decision, said Rawlinson, but he praised MacGregor for his dedication to students. Rawlinson feels the development of the Broncs football program was definitely a highlight for the school.
“No matter what he was asked to do, he chose to do it 110 per cent,” said Rawlinson.
He says MacGregor would take students to games on Saturdays and would sacrifice his personal family time to help out. MacGregor is probably best known at PSC for jump starting the school’s football program and expanding it to 12-man football and for developing the bantam feeder team.
The program will continue with coaches Cody Baird and Jamie Blinkhorn.
With the announcement of the departure of MacGregor, a second Ponoka team has now lost its head coach in as many weeks after the announcement last week by Ponoka Stampeders to let their head coach Mark Dobler go.