Golden Eagle Athletics
Bourgade Catholic Welcomes New Athletic Director
From the Principal's Desk:
I am very happy to announce that Bourgade Catholic High School has selected Mrs. Kim Higginbotham to be the Athletic Director for the 2017-18 school year. Mrs. Higginbotham comes with 9 years of experience as a coach and educational leader. She taught Advanced Placement courses and revived a waning softball program at Chandler High School. While there she built an integrated softball program (freshman, junior varsity, and varsity) and led the program to four State Tournament appearances. She also accumulated the most wins in Chandler High School’s softball history. Subsequent to the successful rebuild of the Chandler High School softball program, Coach Higginbotham became the Director and Head Softball Coach at Chandler Gilbert Community College. Also, in the past two years she has been engaged in planning, implementing, and taking on the founding leadership position for the Hope College and Career Readiness Academy in the Maricopa Regional School District.
Kim Higginbotham attended and played four years of Sun Devil Softball for Arizona State where she was named PAC-10 Academic All-American and played in the 2006 College World Series. She is also a graduate of Seton Catholic Preparatory High School where she was a stand-out athlete. While at Seton, she was on two State Championship Softball teams and three State Championship Soccer teams.
When asked about the role of the Athletic Director in motivating and inspiring student-athletes to be excellent in achievement, she wrote, “The role of the Athletic Director is to ensure that there is the right balance between academics and athletics. I have learned and completely appreciate and honor the fact that student-athletes are students first and the priority is the classroom. However, the skills learned in both arenas complement each other and allow for the development of well-rounded individuals.” Additionally, Mrs. Higginbotham has a proven record of successful outreach to the community for obtaining resources for improvements in each athletic program of which she has been a part.
Mrs. Higginbotham holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Education and a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership from Arizona State University; she will complete a Gifted Education Master’s program through ASU this May. Kim Higginbotham will begin her official duties as Athletic Director on July 1, 2017.
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