Scott Farmer

Scott Farmer has stepped down as activities director and assistant principal at New Richmond High School after serving the last two years in the position. Star-Observer file photo

Scott Farmer was hired as activities director and assistant principal at New Richmond High School at the height of the pandemic in 2020. Now, he’s stepping down to pursue other opportunities.

Farmer said it was a hard decision for him and his wife Connie, as they both appreciated the opportunity to work in the school district. But after using up their remaining vacation days they will be leaving the district at the end of the month for new positions.

Farmer said he was grateful for the opportunity to work in the district the last two years.

“The district and the community should be very proud of what they have here both academically and athletically,” he stated. “I hope our current coaching staff continues the growth we are making in the Big Rivers Conference.”

In his first year as activities director, Farmer helped the New Richmond athletic programs navigate the challenges associated with the pandemic, before overlooking the Tigers high school teams’ transition from the Middle Border Conference to the Big Rivers Conference. The success has been immediate with the Tiger girls’ golf and boys’ track teams winning BRC titles this year, the Tiger softball team finishing second in the conference standings and the football team qualifying for the WIAA playoffs.

Farmer came to New Richmond after 24 years in the Antigo school district. He coached baseball for 20 of those years, including 14 as the Red Robins’ head coach, and guided Antigo to the WIAA Division 2 state championship in 2019.

He had a long list of people he wanted to thank for helping him during his time in New Richmond.

“I want to thank all of the staff and community members that help to make the facilities, events and programs some of the best in the area,” he said. “I also want to thank the district maintenance staff for their dedication to keeping our fields and courts in top notch shape and always ready for competition.”

The search for Farmer’s successor is currently underway.

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