Meadowbrook High School’s Joey Richeson will begin this school year as Chairperson of the Central District’s team of athletic directors.
The AAA Central District is a high school conference that includes schools from the Greater Richmond Region, which is typically the most competitive level of high school athletics in the state. High Schools within the Central District are: Colonial Heights, Thomas Dale, Dinwiddie, Hopewell, Matoaca, Meadowbrook, Petersburg and Prince George.
Though the title sounds like a promotion from her previous job as Meadowbrook’s Director of Student Affairs, Richeson assures Chesterfield residents it is only a supplemental position.
“I’m not leaving Meadowbrook,” she said. “I have been there 18 years and I have no desire at all to go anywhere else.”
First appointed the position in May 2011, Richeson anticipates it having no interference with her Meadowbrook duties; there she coordinates the activities of clubs within the school, plans the use of the school’s facilities and field trips, and, of course, she tends to athletic director (AD) duties as well.
Her first year as Meadowbrook’s AD was the 2004-2005 school year when Meadowbrook’s football team won the State Championship. “That year was a blur for me … It is definitely one of my highlights.”
As Chairperson of the Central District’s band of athletic directors, Richeson will schedule meetings once a month, speak with officials on a variety of issues, and look into concerns other athletic directors may have during the course of the school year.
“We all get along very well [the Central District ADs] and we always have. All our schools work well together, and obviously there are good rivalries in different sports and such,” she said
Community members with questions or concerns about the Central District may contact Richeson at firstname.lastname@example.org.