Mike Kruger, former Associate Director of Athletics at Perkiomen School, has stepped into the role of Director of Athletics for the 2022-2023 school year.
Kruger joined the Perkiomen community in 2021 as the Director of Lacrosse Operations, which he will continue, and as Associate Director of Athletics, where he worked alongside Athletic Director Ken Baker, whose career at Perkiomen School has spanned four decades. Baker will continue to coach baseball and serve as a Student Advisor.
“Ken Baker’s impact on the students and programs at Perkiomen is immeasurable,” says Kruger. “I am grateful to have worked with him and learned from him over the past year.”
Kruger came to Perkiomen with 13 years of experience coaching lacrosse at the Division I, Division III, and high school levels, having placed numerous student-athletes at the Division I, II, and III college levels.
He was a four-year Division I starting goalie at Fairfield University, where he earned a bachelor of arts in communications. He also earned a Master’s in American Studies at Trinity College in Hartford, CT.
“I am excited to step into this role at Perkiomen and eager to get started with this new school year,” says Kruger. “Helping students develop into young people of passion, integrity, and high character is what drives me as a person and professional. My goal is for our Athletic Department and our coaches to encourage our student-athletes to push themselves academically and to represent the Perkiomen community with passion and integrity.”
Supporting Mike Kruger as the Assistant Athletic Director is Justine Segear, who has years of experience at Perkiomen coaching soccer and basketball and is the driving force behind PerkGSports – an initiative to develop and sustain excellence in girls’ sports at Perkiomen School through education, celebration, and leadership.
“It is an exciting time to be a part of Perkiomen athletics and to witness our programs’ successes,” says Head of School Mark A. Devey. “Our student-athletes are excelling in all phases of their school experience. As we build upon the legacy of Ken Baker’s leadership, and add the fresh perspective of Mike Kruger and Justine Segear, I know even bigger things are on the horizon for our Perkiomen Panthers.”