Mroczek makes the move to Gothenburg


Mr. Mroczek is leaving after seven years of service, but not without leaving an impact. “We’ve upgraded a lot of different facilities, whether it’s our new gym floor [or] the football field,” Mroczek said.

Success. That’s what North Platte High School activities director Marc Mroczek likes to see the most in his job. Mroczek is leaving NPHS to to become the A.D. at  Gothenburg Public Schools.

Students can find achievement in just about any area of extracurricular activities, and that is rewarding to Mroczek. “[The best part is] seeing the kids’ success, whether it’s on the court, the field, the stage, [or] just seeing them perform and have that success outside of your classroom,” Mroczek said.

Mroczek is no stranger to working in the activities department. Aside from being a director, he also has experience coaching track, football, and girls’ basketball at Chase County Schools. “I’m finishing up my seventh year here at North Platte High School,” Mroczek said, “before I came here, I was at Imperial. I was AD there for two years.”

With Mroczek taking his duties to Gothenburg, he has some goals that he wishes to accomplish. “The biggest thing is moving those programs forward, fitting in and getting to know all the coaches and sponsors, [and] what they need for them to be successful,” Mroczek said. “That’s part of my job.”

The combination of working with students, coaches, and having good people to look up to is why Mroczek has enjoyed his job. “It’s the people you work with that obviously make this job a very enjoyable experience,” he said.

Overall, Mroczek will leave a lasting impact on this school. “He did a really good job trying to improve the facilities, he was a big part of the weight room and some different things that happened at the stadium,” North Platte football coach Todd Rice said. “The atmosphere in the hallway; [there was] a lot of recognition for the three-sport lettermen.”

Rice feels that Mroczek had a great sense of leadership among the athletic department. ”He did a really good job of putting professional standards out there that he wanted people to work towards, [and] he was always urging us to develop more as well,” Rice said.

Mroczek is optimistic for the future. “[I’m] going to do the best I can to move forward professionally,” Mroczek said.