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La Salle Athletic Director Keith Pantling accepts Little Miami position pending board approval

Posted at 3:23 PM, Jul 09, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-09 16:09:42-04

MORROW, Ohio – La Salle High School Athletic Director Keith Pantling has accepted the Little Miami Athletic Director position, pending Board of Education approval tonight.

Pantling, who had been the La Salle AD since the 2016-17 school year, is expected to start at Little Miami July 16.

Pantling, 31, his wife, Alexa, and their two sons, Jackson and Sammy, live in Maineville in the Little Miami District.

Pantling said he is proud of the coaches he brought to the La Salle athletic department and watching the student-athletes grow. La Salle hired basketball, football and baseball head coaches among Pantling's hires the past two school years.

“The collective group of head coaches we have here rival those of any in the state,” Pantling said. “Our primary goal has been to provide a first-class student-athlete experience and I know we made tremendous progress.”

Pantling said he can’t wait to get started at Little Miami, a Southwest Ohio Conference program.

“There are so many great things going on in the district,” Pantling said. “My family and I absolutely love the community. We are excited to be coming on board at such a special time. There’s so much positive momentum here.”

La Salle has not named an interim athletic director yet and the school is exploring its options.

"We know how important this position is, so we will get the best person to help maintain our level of excellence," La Salle Principal Aaron Marshall said.