NORTH PLATTE, Neb. (KNOP) - New North Platte High School Activities Director Jordan Cudney was introduced Friday morning.
Cudney comes to North Platte from Cozad, where he held the same role. He grew up in Falls City, NE, and attending Doane University. He spent time coaching at several high schools and universities in Nebraska before ending up at Cozad.
Cudney was introduced in conjunction with the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, and sites his faith as an important piece of his leadership, and relationship-building.
Cudney's wife is from North Platte, and he said family was a factor in the move, but the prestige of North Platte High School played a role as well.
"It was big for us. My wife's from here originally, we've got family in town. But, ultimately, as an Activities Director, I came from Cozad, North Platte was just the next fit for us, and it's going to be a long-term fit, because it's a big school, a Class A school, it's got quality programs, quality facilities. Like I said, we've got family in town, so for us, that's huge, to have those roots, and that closeness of the people around us," Cudney said.
Cudney has already had the opportunity to meet with some of the North Platte coaches, and he wants to continue building on the culture already established at the school.
"I think the biggest thing is just that continuing strengthening the culture. A lot of our conversations circle around continuing to build a strong culture, a positive culture around our coaches and our kids, and just making sure where we're taking this thing is the right direction," Cudney said.
His goals for year one are not too lofty, he just wants to build relationships with his coaches, players, and the members of the community.
"It's mainly relationship based, it's getting to know and support my coaches well, it's getting to know the community members, and the people that have a strong interest in our programs and want to support us, and just want to make sure those relationships are positive," Cudney said.