Jeff Hester, CAA - Athletic Director
Jeff Hester is completing his 11th year as athletic director at Columbus North, guiding the Bull Dogs program to success in many sports. During his tenure, CNHS has captured state championships in boys’ cross country, girls’ cross country, boys’ soccer, boys’ golf, girls’ basketball and gymnastics.
A native of Elwood, Ind., Hester participated in athletics at Elwood High School and graduated in 1992. He competed in tennis for one year each at Judson University and Grace College before moving to Indiana University and graduating in 1996. Hester received a master’s degree from the University of Akron in 1999.
He began work at the high school level at Heritage Christian School in Indianapolis, serving there from 1999-2008. He coached middle school boys basketball and girls basketball, high school boys tennis and girls tennis, JV girls basketball and varsity assistant boys basketball while at the school.
Hester moved into administration at HCS in 2003, first working as the school’s assistant athletic director from 2003-05. He was the school’s athletic director from 2005-08 before moving to Columbus North as athletic director in the fall of 2008. He became a Certified Athletic Administrator in 2009. In 2016 he was named Athletic Administrator of the Year for District IV and in the same year named the Athletic Administrator of the year by the Indiana Basketball Coaches Association.
Hester and his wife, Jennifer, are parents to five children – Bailey, Isaiah, Sydney, Brennan and Madison.