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Perkins new Mesa boys AD

December 04, 2002

Barry Faulkner

Costa Mesa High football coach Dave Perkins will add boys athletic

director to his duties at the school, it was announced Tuesday.

Perkins, who just completed his second season by leading the

Mustangs to only the second outright league championship in the

program's 43 varsity seasons, replaces Kirk Bauermeister, who

resigned in September to become an assistant principal at the school.

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"I'm really excited about the opportunity to be a bigger part of

the athletic program," said Perkins, who was the athletic director at

Imperial High for two years (1978-80).

"I know I have some big shoes to fill, because Kirk did a good job

of putting things in place. Hopefully, I can continue what he has

done as A.D. and add to it."

Perkins said his first task will be to look at the existing

facilities and determine where improvements are needed most.

"I know people in the community, so I think I can enlist some help

as we try to upgrade and make Costa Mesa the best it can be," Perkins

said.

Perkins, who was an assistant varsity baseball coach last spring,

said he will likely give up that role.

He said, however, his responsibilities as athletic director will

not affect his role as the football coach.

Perkins also said football will not gain any extra attention or

resources at the expense of other sports.

"Being a small school, sharing athletes is very important at Costa

Mesa," Perkins said. "I need to make sure all the programs are

strong."

Perkins said he will work with Pat Leahy, the school's girls

athletic director.

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