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Dallastown High hires Josh Luckenbaugh as new athletic director

STAFF REPORT
Dallastown Area High School in York Township, Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018. Dawn J. Sagert photo

Dallastown Area High School has a new leader for its athletic department.

During the Thursday school board meeting, Joshua Luckenbaugh was approved as the school's director of athletics and activities.

Luckenbaugh, who most recently served as the assistant director of athletics and activities at Dallastown, succeeds Chad Bumsted, who will now transition full time to principal of the school district's Cyber Academy and the Wildcat Compass Academy. Bumsted's move to those duties was effective Friday.

Since 2017, Luckenbaugh has served as assistant director of athletics and activities, performing numerous duties within the department, including the budget reviews, game-day management, compliance, student-athlete conflict, travel, scheduling and administering the driver’s education program. 

Josh Luckenbaugh

Luckenbaugh is a York County native and a Dallastown grad. He holds a sports and leisure studies degree from Kutztown University and a master's degree in leadership and management with a concentration in sport management from East Stroudsburg University. He also holds a certified athletic administrator certification through the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association.  

Vince Sortino had been Dallastown's AD until leaving, effective June 30, to become the assistant to the executive director of the Western Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic League. The new position, based out of Pittsburgh, allowed Sortino to return the area where his family is based and be around his grandchildren.

Sortino had been the Dallastown AD for two years.

When Sortino left Dallastown, Bumsted took over the AD position with the Wildcats.

Dallastown has one of the largest athletic programs in the York-Adams League and competes in Division I in nearly every sport. The Wildcats also typically compete in the largest classification offered by District 3 in a specific sport.