“It’s new and different every place,” said Jamros, who took over as activities director for the school district in July. “(Everyone in the district are) first class people. Amazing to be around, supportive, understanding.”
The Jamros family are no strangers to Centennial; his wife, Ashley, graduated from the school and then taught math for five years previously. She’s now back teaching at the school, too, after the family spent time living and working in Oregon. The family includes four-year-old and six-year-old daughters, also. More family time was part of the reason for making a change from the college to the high school ranks for Brian.
“Honestly, it was an easy choice,” said Brian about the move back to Minnesota and his wife’s hometown.
“I absolutely love Centennial,” said Ashley. “I knew I always wanted to be back here. It’s a small community, very family-oriented, and I like that.”
Brian said his job is to make sure coaches, teachers, club advisors, student athletes and performers all have what they need to feel like they’re succeeding.
“There’s a scoreboard. Somebody’s got to win,” he said. “If we can do it the right way, we want to win.”
He takes over for the retired Brian Hegseth, who spent 30 years as activities director for the district. He said the transition has been extremely pleasant.
“He’s answered any of the questions I have, as elementary as some of them have been,” said Brian. “I knew who I was taking over for. It’s hard to replace a legend in any position, especially in a community like this for someone who made an impact, like he has, on so many kids.”
“This is an unbelievable job and an unbelievable atmosphere,” he said.