Posted: 4:40 pm Tuesday, March 16th, 2010

Tricia Maxwell is new Pahokee athletic director 

By Jason Lieser

Pahokee High has promoted Tricia Maxwell to athletic director, replacing Tom Mejia.

Mejia resigned earlier this semester, but will continue teaching Spanish at the school through at least the end of the semester. He was the school’s athletic director for a year and a half.

Maxwell, who was the assistant athletic director the past two years, said one of her goals is to help improve the recent image of the football team. The Blue Devils have had several negative incidents in the past two years, including the forfeiture of two games last season due to the use of an ineligible player.

“I’m working on that,” Maxwell said. “I have a few new ideas I’ve been thinking about.”

Maxwell also said that as of now, Pahokee plans to return the 2010 Muck Bowl to its usual place and hold it on a Friday night. It has been on Saturday the past two years.