Beginning July 1, Mike Rahe will be the athletics director at Hartley High School.

Rahe has been the Hawks’ girls volleyball coach since 2013. He will replace Pat Murphy, who was named boys basketball coach at DeSales in late May.

Murphy has served as Hartley’s athletics director since 2013 and will remain in that role until June 30.

“I’ve told several people that I love this place,” said Rahe, a 1985 Hartley graduate. “If I had to pick a dream job, it would be AD. I’m thrilled. I already know all of the coaches.”

In four seasons under Rahe, the girls volleyball team has won four Division II district championships. The Hawks were state runners-up in 2014 and last fall when they went 25-5.

Rahe is transitioning to the athletics director role after serving as the school’s director of development and alumni affairs.

Tiffiney Hatem held the job of development director before Rahe and will be returning in that role, according to principal Mike Winters. Rahe’s former job involved facilities enhancement and tuition assistance.

Reggie Osborne, who is Hartley’s cross country and track coach, will serve as assistant athletics director.

“We loved Pat Murphy and wish him all the best because we knew his passion was in coaching,” Winters said. “Mike has been our development director, is a Hartley graduate and has been a very successful coach, so we just thought it all worked out. Pat promised me it would be a seamless transition and I have no hesitation that Mike will be a great AD.”

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