Former Mizzou softball coach tapped to lead JCPS athletics

Earleywine will start new position July 1

Former Mizzou softball coach tapped to lead JCPS athletics

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - Jefferson City Public Schools announced Ehren Earleywine will take over as the new director of athletics for the district.

“We are pleased to welcome Coach Earleywine home ­ to the JCPS family,” said Gary Verslues, assistant superintendent of secondary education for Jefferson City Public Schools. “Ehren brings a wealth of experience as a collegiate coach, a parent, an athlete and a former Jaybird. He has many professional connections at the regional, state and national levels that will be extremely beneficial to our district. He is a winner.”

Earleywine was recently fired as the Mizzou softball coach following a series of complaints from players.

While the former coach said he was 'totally blindsided' by his firing, Earleywine said he's excited about his new role with JCPS athletics.

"I am excited for the opportunity to help elevate JCPS toward becoming the premier district in Missouri once again," said Ehren Earleywine. "I look forward to working with the entire JCPS team of administrators, directors and coaches to make it happen. For me personally, it’s a beautiful thing that my career and my passion come together in the city and at the school I love most."

Earleywine will start in his new position on July 1.

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