NLC Service Award Presented to Mr. Jim Kirkton


On Friday night, Jan. 24, 2014, the Northern Lakes Conference will present Mr. Jim Kirkton with the NLC Service Award.  In Jim’s 17 year career at GoshenHigh School, he held the positions of English teacher, assistant coach, assistant principal, and principal.  Jim was a constant at all GHS home and away events and never hesitated to volunteer to work events to make them more efficient and positive for the student-athlete.

Jim’s NLC career athletic contributions include:

– 3 years as assistant wrestling and football coach at GHS

– 3 years as assistant principal at GHS

– 11 years as principal at GHS

-14 years as Goshen Track & field Relays volunteer

In addition, Jim was long time head football coach at New Haven HS and accumulated over 100 coaching victories.  Jim will be presented this award by NLC president and current GHS principal, Dr. Barry Younghans.  The presentation will be made at halftime of the varsity boys’ basketball game between NorthWood HS and Goshen HS.