School activities

John Sullivan selected as new CHSAA Assistant Commissioner

The Colorado High School Activities Association has nominated John Sullivan to be the next assistant commissioner.

Sullivan worked in public education for 22 years as a teacher, sports coach for boys and girls, and administrator. Currently Director of Sports and Activities at Vista PEAK Preparatory, he is also President of the EMAC League and sits on the CHSAA Football Committee.

“I’ve been blessed to work with some amazing people as a coach and athletic director and I look forward to expanding that work across Colorado,” Sullivan said. “I am beyond excited to work with the current CHSAA team and fulfill my role with them.”

With a wealth of experience developing student-athletes, Sullivan will assume the assistant commissioner position recently vacated by Adam Bright, who oversaw football, wrestling and baseball, and take on the majority of Bright’s responsibilities.

Sullivan has served as Director of Sports and Activities at Vista PEAK since 2017. Previously, he taught physical science, geology, physics and engineering principles there for four years. He started the AP Physics program at Vista PEAK, which he also completed at Rangeview while teaching the same subjects from 1999 to 2013.

Between Vista PEAK and Rangeview, Sullivan coached football, men’s basketball, women’s basketball, track and field and baseball. He served as head football coach at Vista PEAK from 2015 to 2021.

“We are incredibly thrilled to welcome John to our family of CHSAA staff,” said Mike Krueger, who will take over as 10e CHSAA Centennial Organization Commissioner effective July 1. John is a servant leader through and through. His propensity to connect and build relationships with colleagues and stakeholders is an incredible strength and will serve our members well.”