The Sentinel: Ryan Widemon navigates challenging times as new Aurora Central athletic director

New Aurora Central High School athletic director Ryan Widemon poses outside the school on July 10, 2020. Widemon took over the position in place of Rob Harrison, who was promoted in the school. (Photo by Courtney Oakes/Sentinel Colorado)

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"To say Ryan Widemon has hit the ground running in his first stint as a high school athletic director would be an extreme understatement.

The 31-year-old — who took over the AD position at Aurora Central over the summer in place of Rob Harrison, who was promoted at the school — has the coronavirus pandemic to deal with and found out just after he started the job that he would have to be on the hiring of a new football coach.

'This has been my introduction to the big leagues and they are throwing curveballs,' Widemon told the Sentinel. 'It’s an unconventional start to a new role, but I’m trying to make the best of it and I couldn’t be more excited for the opportunity.'"