Thanks for the memories!
While they will still volunteer at times for Xavier High School, because they both bleed Xavier Blue, Kathy and Mike Bates have retired from their long-time roles. "We now will be able to watch the sunset, and have dinner before Xavier games. It's time to say goodbye to our home away from home," said Kathy.
The AD for the past 29 years, Kathy 'officially' retired Aug. 13 in 2021, ending a teaching, coaching and administrative career that started 45 years ago at the high school in Appleton, WI. Her husband, Mike, has also retired from his role after nearly 50 years, mostly as a volunteer for Xavier Athletics; he coached for 28 years at the high school.
KATHY BATES RETIRES AFTER 45 YEARS AT XAVIER
KATHY BATES ATHLETIC FUND
LUKE HERRIGES IS NEW ATHLETIC DIRECTOR
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