April 13, 2017 (Kansas City, Kan.):
Mr. Robert "Kam" Ridley, current Athletic Director for the school, will become the Dean of Students next year while Mr. Michael Beaven, current Dean of Students, will become the Athletic Director for the 2017-2018 school year.
Ridley will remain as Head Football Coach for the 2017-2018 school year while Beaven will return as an assistant coach.
“Bishop Ward is blessed to have these two faith-filled individuals be a huge part of the Administrative team. Both gentlemen bring many gifts and talents and will share them with us in a little different way for the 2017-2018 school year,” said Hopson. “I look forward to working with Mr. Beaven and Mr. Ridley as we continue to support the mission of Bishop Ward High School to the best of our abilities.”
“I am looking forward to these two school leaders continuing the Bishop Ward tradition of educating our students’ body, mind and spirit. My prayers are with them and the community,”stated Rev. Thomas Schrader, O. Carm.