Riverside-Brookfield High School has filled one of departing Athletic Director Art Ostrow’s shoes.

Last week, the District 208 school board approved the hiring of former Glenbard South Athletic Director John Treiber to be one of two interim athletic directors at the school next year. 

Another interim athletic director will be hired next month. Ostrow is leaving RBHS at the end of the month to become the athletic director at Hinsdale South High School.

RBHS will hire two retired athletic directors to share the interim duties for the coming school year. Two people are necessary because retirees receiving pensions from the Illinois Teachers Retirement System (TRS) can work no more than 100 days in a TRS-covered position and still receive their pensions.

Treiber is very familiar with the Metro Suburban Conference (MSC) that RBHS competes in. He served as the conference president for a number of years and led the conference’s expansion to 14 teams. 

The 56-year-old Treiber retired in August 2014 after a 33-year career in education, the last 12 years as the athletic director at Glenbard South. Teams there won 10 trophies at state final competitions during Treiber’s years at Glenbard South. He was twice named the District 7 Illinois Athletic Director of the Year by the Illinois High School Athletic Association. 

Glenbard South has been RBHS’s chief rival in most sports since Glenbard South joined the MSC in 2011.

Before going to Glenbard South, Treiber served as an assistant athletic director and head of the physical education department at Morton High School. Before working at Morton, Treiber taught and coached at Wheeling High School, Willowbrook High School (his alma mater) and Elmwood Park High School. 

He was head varsity baseball coach and varsity girls basketball coach at Elmwood Park High School.

Treiber will be paid $550 a day for his work, not to exceed 100 days.

—Bob Skolnik