Mountain View High School Principal David Grissom has been hired to replace the retiring Duane Morgan as the Central Coast Section Commissioner. He will officially take over on July 1, the CCS Executive Committee announced Wednesday.
"It is an honor to be selected as the new Commissioner of the CCS and I am excited to continue serving side-by-side with the CCS administrators, AD's, and coaches who work so relentlessly to provide opportunities for our students to participate in education-based athletics," said Grissom. "I join the entire organization in thanking Duane for his 42 years of service to secondary education in the CCS and in California. He worked tirelessly on behalf of our member schools and their student-athletes and we wish him the best in his retirement years."
Grissom, who has been at Mountain View since 2013 and previously at Santa Clara High, has worked 25 years in the world of secondary education to his roles as a coach, teacher, athletic director, and administrator.
He has voluntarily worked in the realm of CCS governance structures, serving as a member of the CCS Board of Managers, chairperson of the CCS Finance Committee, CCS Vice President and, currently, President of the CCS.
He also currently represents the CCS on the CIF Federated Council and as a member of the CIF Executive Committee.
"Dave brings a wealth of experiences and administrative strengths to his new position," said Keith Mathews, CCS Past President and chairperson of the selection committee.
Said Morgan: "Dave's passion for high school athletics and all the benefits that it avails to the student-athletes makes him a perfect person for this position. He is a roll-up-the-sleeves-and-get-it-done type of person and will fit very well in the service of the CCS member schools."