Co-interim athletic directors Tom Domin and John Treiber will be back again next year at Riverside-Brookfield High School. Facing a renovation of the main gym this summer, the administration and the District 208 school board decided to opt for experience and continuity by bringing back Domin and Treiber for another year instead of hiring a new full-time athletic director.
Domin and Treiber both were hired last summer. Treiber had been the athletic director at Glenbard South High School before retiring in 2014, while Doman retired from Willowbrook High School in 2015.
They replaced former RBHS Athletic Director Art Ostrow, who was hired late in the 2014-15 school year at Hinsdale South High School. Domin and Treiber were initially seen as a one-year replacement for Ostrow. But the duo worked out so well that they were brought back for another year.
“John and Tom have done an excellent job this year as assistant principals of athletics,” said RBHS Principal Kristin Smetana in an email. “Their past experiences as athletic directors have been invaluable in identifying ways to enhance the daily operations of the athletic department.”
Treiber and Domin had a busy year at RBHS, overseeing the construction of the new Martin J. Kennelly Athletic Complex last summer. Domin had primary responsibility for girls sports, and Treiber had primary responsibility for boys sports, although the two shared most duties.
Domin and Treiber will each work 100 days next year, the most they can work and still receive their pensions from the Illinois Teacher Retirement System. They will receive 2-percent raises next year and will be paid $56,100 each next year.
“We’re happy to be back,” Treiber said. “It’s a good school.”
This summer the floor of the main gym and the gym bleachers will be replaced. Work on the gym is expected to last through the summer into the month of September.
Other top administrators at RBHS will receive 1-percent raises in 2016-17. The school board is in the midst of contract negotiations with the teachers’ union.