GREENVILLE, Maine — Due to a recent increase in work for his carpentry and painting business, Tyler Erickson has resigned his post as athletic director at Greenville High School.
Erickson works with his father-in-law, and Machias Savings Bank recently offered them more work as the bank continues to construct branches around the state. The branch he’s working on primarily now is in Baileyville and other branches are or will be going up on the coast.
“I pretty much live on the road,” he said.
Since the business is his family’s primary source of income, he felt that should be his focus. He said he would have liked to stay as AD, a post he has held since October, but didn’t see a way to make it work.
“I didn’t think it was fair to the school, my family or myself [to stay as AD],” said Erickson, who married his wife, Lauren, in 2010.
“There wasn’t anything negative about it,” he said of leaving the position. “It was a great experience.”
Erickson, 26, plans on staying as the boys basketball coach. He just finished his second full season, he said.
“We usually slow down a little bit in November,” said Erickson, a 2006 graduate of the building trades program at Eastern Maine Community College in Bangor.
He tendered his resignation on March 20, about a week after meeting with the person overseeing the construction of the bank branches. Erickson had done some work for them in the past, and the bank approached his company about doing more work.
“I was just getting to the point of getting my feet wet and learning what’s going on,” he said.
The school committee will vote on accepting his resignation at its next meeting on April 8, as well as voting whether to approve four spring sports coaches at the high school and two at the middle school.
The school committee meeting is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. at the Learning Center in the Oakes Building.
Erickson believes an interim AD will be hired to finish the spring season before the school district advertises for a permanent replacement.