Pickerington North Athletics: Colin Beemiller named Panthers’ next AD

Dave Purpura
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Pickerington North Panthers

Colin Beemiller’s career goal was to be an athletics director, preferably at his alma mater of Pickerington North. 

He didn’t expect it to happen less than 10 years after graduating, but pending school board approval, that will be the case. 

Beemiller was named North’s next athletics director May 21, a promotion from the assistant athletics director post he has held since 2019. Beemiller, a 2011 graduate of North, will succeed Molly Feesler, who is taking over the same position at Thomas Worthington on Aug. 1. 

“Things kind of worked out the right way. It was always a goal of mine to get back to Pickerington North once I got into high school athletics,” Beemiller said. “I owe everything to Molly … just how you communicate, how you run an athletic department. She is one of the best ADs around. There are massive shoes to fill, but she has our program and teams in a great position.” 

Feesler has served as North’s athletics director since 2012 and has worked at the school in some capacity, whether in administration, coaching or teaching, for all but four years since North opened in 2003.

Beemiller played soccer for North from 2007-10 and at Ohio Wesleyan from 2011-14, where he completed undergraduate studies. He earned a master’s degree from Louisville and was Gahanna’s middle school athletics director in 2018-19 before coming to North, where he twice had interned in college for Feesler and former assistant athletics director Jeff Good.

Among other responsibilities, Beemiller ran the cross country and track and field regionals to which North annually plays host as well as various other Panthers athletic events.

“He has the demeanor, he has the work ethic and passion and attention to detail, the things you want in a leader,” Feesler said. “He has gained the respect of our staff. He gets it. He wants to do well, make things right and make things better. All those things made him a great candidate and he knows the ins and outs of how things work at Pickerington.”

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