Plum Borough School Board announces the appointment of Ryan Kesterholt as Director of Wellness and Sports Performance.

Kesterholt comes to the district with over 17 years of WPIAL athletic training experience and is a licensed athletic trainer. He graduated from Duquesne University with a Bachelor of Science with a major in athletic training.

He is certified by the National Athletic Trainers’ Association as a Sports Coach and the National Academy of Sports Medicine as a Performance Enhancement Specialist and Corrective Exercise Specialist, and is a ConcussionWise Certified Teacher, American Sport Education Successful program in coaching and sports first aid. -Certified CrossFit Level 1 teacher and coach.

Kesterholt has worked with the athletes at Plum Senior High School since August 2005 as a contract coach. For over eight years he was the fitness manager and personal trainer at Club 4 Life, he created the CrossFit strength and conditioning program at Rising Six Strength and Conditioning, where he also coached.

“Plum is thrilled to create this position and to be a leader in developing students on and off the playing surface,” said athletic director Brian Miller. “We are also delighted with Mr. Kesterholt’s short and long term vision for our program. He will be an asset to all students in our district. The team cannot thank the Board of Directors enough for their willingness to see the value of the position and its positive impact on our students and student-athletes. »

Kesterholt said he was excited to continue working with Plum students.

“I had a great experience as a sports coach and I look forward to being a leader in my new role,” he said. “I look forward to working with these fantastic students to help them reach their potential and achieve their dreams.”

The school board also announces the appointment of Constable David Klobucher to the District Police Department, joining the team at Holiday Park Middle School.

Klobucher has been a police officer for 28 years, the last 24 with the Penn Hills Police Department, where he served on the Special Response Team since 1999 and was promoted to K-9 Manager in 2003. He has retired with his current K-9 partner in July.

He often worked in the buildings of the Penn Hills School District as a volunteer mission for his department.

“It’s one of the most enjoyable jobs I’ve done,” he said. “I am proud and honored to work for the Plum Borough School District Police Department and look forward to serving the students, teachers and staff.”

Klobucher lives in Murrysville with his wife of 19 years and their two daughters, ages 12 and 9.