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Ken W. Kirsch
Mr. Ken Kirsch was born into a family where athletics and physical education were very prominent and has continued this trend with my own family. Ken Kirsch believes that he would not be in the position today without the positive influence that athletics have provided. Mr. Kirsch grew up in Cape May, New Jersey and attended Lower Cape May Regional High School. He attended and played soccer collegiately at Stetson University and earned All-Academic Honors in the TAAC Conference in 1998. Mr. Kirsch studied and earned his bachelor degree in the school of Sport and Exercise Science with a concentration in Sports Administration and a minor in Philosophy. Mr. Kirsch obtained his Master’s Degree from Concordia University in Kinesiology, Exercise Sport Science with an emphasis in Athletic Administration and Coaching Education. Currently, Mr. Kirsch is pursuing his Doctorate degree at Columbus State University in Higher Education Leadership.
Mr. Kirsch comes to Darton State College with a wealth of experience as a Head Soccer Coach, Teacher, and Administrator at the High School and Collegiate Level. Prior to DSC he has served as an instructor in the Social Science and Physical Education Departments at the high school level teaching various courses such as: World History, Philosophy, Psychology, Health & Wellness, and Strength Training. Mr. Kirsch served in the capacity as a Physical Education Instructor and Wellness Center Director at South Georgia State College as well as Head Men’s and Women’s Soccer Coach. Currently, Mr. Kirsch holds the title of Fitness Center Director and part-time faculty member in the Humanities department at Darton State College. Some of his accolades over the years include: District Coach of the Year four times, Class 4-A state of Florida coach of the year two times, and St. Johns County Victory with Honor Coach of the Year. Mr. Kirsch also obtained Highly Qualified teaching certification in the State of Florida and recently was named Adjunct Teacher of the Year at Darton State College.
Ken Kirsch has been blessed to be married to his wife Bobbie Jo for the past fifteen years and they have two beautiful daughters; Brindi Leigh (15) and Abree Rose (10). Mr. Kirsch has learned from a plethora of professional coaches, players, educators, and administrators over the past sixteen years in the education and coaching fields. Mr. Kirsch’s purpose is dedicated to the education of young individuals and he accepts the responsibility to continue to impact and mentor our future generations.