Dixon High Athletic Director Tom Crumpacker Resigns

Crumpacker sent a letter to Dixon High coaches last week informing them that he is resigning from his athletic director position at Dixon High School.

Dixon Patch has learned that Dixon High School Atheletic Director Tom Crumpacker has resigned from his post as director.

Last week, Crumpacker sent a note to Dixon High School coaches informing them of his decision to leave the post he took on last year.

“He resigned as athletic director and that doesn’t impact his teaching role or anything like that,” Dixon Unified School District interim Superintendent Brian Dolan said, adding that the school will be posting the vacated position in the near future. “It was Tom’s decision and I worked with Tom for a lot of years and being an athletic director is among the most difficult jobs in any school district. I just appreciate the time and energy he spent over the years. Anybody who’s been an athletic director will tell you that you really probably don’t want to be one.”

Crumpacker’s tenure as athletic director was highlighted by controversies, most notably the decision to – a decision that Crumpacker said was made by DHS Principal John Barsotti – and accusations that he used

“In an e-mail he sent to coaches, he just said that it was time for him to make this move,” Dolan said. “To support them, he would be happy to do.”

Here is the letter Crumpacker sent to the coaches:


You will hear rumors or word that I have resigned as A.D. at DHS and it is true.  I wanted you to know in advance so you don’t have to hear it 2nd hand.  I want to commend all of you for having a fantastic sporting year last year and I want to commend all of you for what you do for DHS, the community of Dixon and mostly what you do for our youth.  Your “positive influence” makes a big difference in how many of our youth develop and what type of human beings they become.  Many of our youth will become coaches or work in some realm of education as a direct result of your positive influence.

Many will ask why I resigned or make statements as to why I resigned.  The simple answer is – it is time!  It is time for me to step aside and for some new blood to step in the door.  Please note, if you have questions, concerns, need clarification on athletic matters, etc…. I am happy to assist you in any way until a new A.D. is in place.  My goal is to assist our new A.D. to make the transition smooth and to help them help you.

I hope all of you are enjoying a good summer and a healthy summer.  Share time with your family and friends.

Thank you for allowing me to share time with you.

Tom Crumpacker

Dixon Unified School District Board of Education President Irina Okhremtchouk stated the new athletic director will be selected by Principal Barsotti and will be done through a competitive process.

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What do you think about this recent development?

Dane Besneatte June 19, 2012 at 07:03 PM
Leaving the AD post but still working for the school. Great job the School Board is doing of fixing things and righting the wrongs of those in power...NOT!
charles egger June 20, 2012 at 11:33 PM
It's about time been waiting since 1998 ---now fire him....
Katy Edson June 24, 2012 at 04:17 PM
Who are you people?! Crumpacker was my coach for 2 years when I was on track and cross country teams. Yes he was tough and rough but also encouraging. He was like a dad that wanted his kids to do their very best. I wasn't a sporty gal but he turned me into one and I gained a lot of confidence because of it. When I was substitute teaching after college at DHS he was always so kind and helpful to me. Your children are lucky to have someone push them rather than coddle them. They'll be better adults for it. Small town folks with small minds. Get a life.
Cindy Gonzalez June 25, 2012 at 08:46 PM
Everybody is entitle to an opinion. He deserves to be fired since the sandal happen.
Ian Arnold June 25, 2012 at 11:54 PM
If he made comments about his penis and if he told female students that sex was the best exercise, then absolutely he needs to be disciplined. Are the current charges (if upheld) enough to fire him? Maybe not. Given the length of his career, if there are no prior disciplines in his record, the District probably can't fire him. If his resignation as AD is reflected in his employment record as pursuant to his poor judgment, then he has the opportunity to do the right thing from now on or his next mistake could get him fired. I wasn't there and don't know what happened, but if he did make the reported remarks, then kudos to the District's administrator and Board for beginning the process.


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