Last week, Kenny Collopy announced his decision to step down from his role as Director of Advancement and Boys’ Basketball Coach.
Coach Collopy shared, "It is with mixed emotions that I have decided to leave Newport Central Catholic as the Director of Advancement and Varsity Boys' Basketball Coach to become the Principal at St. Cecilia School in Independence, Kentucky. I am sad to leave Newport Central Catholic, but excited to begin a new chapter of my life still promoting the mission of Catholic Education."
Kenny, a 2003 graduate of NCC began teaching English at the school in 2012. During his tenure, he briefly held the position as Dean of Discipline before accepting the role as the Director of Advancement in 2017. Under his leadership, he was instrumental in coordinating the replacement of the new gymnasium floor, creating the Business Networking Group, and growing the Alumni Annual Giving, among other development projects.
Coach Collopy leaves Newport Central Catholic after seven seasons with the boys’ basketball program, three as the head coach.
NCC Principal Ron Dawn was quoted as saying, “We thank Kenny for his dedication to our students as teacher and coach. Kenny is a good Christian role model, motivator, and mentor. Additionally, as the Director of Advancement, he made a positive difference, and he will be missed. We know he will do well as principal at St. Cecilia and we wish him the very best in this new role.”
The process of filling the vacant positions is underway.