Jerel Hight has been an athletic director for the Plummer/Worley School District for over 7 years in both an assistant and full role. In 2020, Jerel assumed the head athletic director role once again.
Jerel was raised in Hawaii before moving to the Plummer area in 2001. A graduate of Lakeside High School, Jerel attended college in Lewiston, Idaho. Upon graduation, he became the assistant athletic director for the Plummer/Worley School District in 2010 before assuming the full role in 2011. During that time, he helped grow the athletic programs, changed fundraising within the program, and was tournament director of multiple district tournaments, including the 2013 2A State Golf Tournament. In 2014, Jerel resigned and worked for two years as a customer representative for the Seattle Mariners MLB team in Seattle, Washington. He returned to the Plummer/Worley School District in 2017 as a paraprofessional and, in 2018, became assistant athletic director in charge of scheduling, game administration, and paperwork. He helped found the Lakeside eSports program and was tournament manager for multiple district tournaments. In 2020, Jerel once again became full athletic director.
Jerel has a Bachelors degree from Lewis-Clark State College in Kinesiology: Sport Administration and Coaching and a Masters degree from Central Washington University in Science: Health and Physical Education with an emphasis in K-12 Athletic Administration. He also is a Certified Athletic Administrator (CAA) through the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association and is a member of both the NIAAA and the Idaho Athletic Administrators Association.
Personally, Jerel lives in the Coeur d’Alene / Post Falls area with his dog Scout. He is an avid gamer and science fiction fan, has a passion for history and geography, and is an amateur vexillologist (related to the study of flags).
"What makes a well-rounded individual often starts in their desire to be a part of something bigger than themselves. In my mind, athletics is the best way to figure out what you enjoy and what your passions are. Whether it is football, golf, eSports, etc. we often find ourselves in passions we enjoy. For the athlete to grow their passions, it takes everyone: coaches, administrators, teachers, and parents to mold their desires into a well-versed, mature member of the community. Because that’s what our goal should be in athletics: members of the community.”