Tim Taylor can finally retire.
The Brookfield athletic director had wanted to retire last year – in reality, for some years – but school officials were unable to find anyone to replace him, so he stayed on for another year. Ken Forsythe has stepped up to take the job.
Forsythe, who was hired April 18, has been the girls varsity head basketball coach.
“I love the community; I love the kids; I want to see our kids get better and better every day,” Forsythe said. “I got a lot of experience with the people and the kids. It’s just something I wanted to try.”
A 1999 Brookfield High graduate, Forsythe has coached basketball in some form since 2000, and has also coached softball for 10 years. He has been president or vice president of Brookfield Youth Baseball and Softball Inc. for 22 years, he said.
The toughest part of the job will be “the kids and the scheduling and making sure everybody’s where they need to be and when they need to be there,” Forsythe said.
It will be tough to replace Taylor, he said.
“He’s great at what he does, and I’m hoping to lean on him a little bit to get some answers and show me his ways,” Forsythe said.
Forsythe’s salary will be determined in upcoming teachers’ contract negotiations. Taylor is being paid $11,672.