Jon Zajac begins job as Tecumseh’s new AD

Mickey Alvarado

Tecumeh High School Athletic Director Jon Zajac. Photo by Mickey Alvarado.

Starting as Tecumseh High School’s new athletic director after the first of three 2015-2016 sports seasons was already completed has Jon Zajac looking at making no major changes during his first year on the job. “This year I’m just kind of trying to get a feel for the coaches, a feel for the kids, feel for the administration and the community. To just kind of see what everyone’s looking for,” said Zajac.

There are many new things he’d like to see incorporated at the high school in the future, including an improved athletic department website that has regularly updated competition results. Zajac would also like to have his department and coaches more active on social media sites such as Twitter, where youth seek immediate result information.

Zajac was the athletic director/assistant principal at Belleville High School since 2013 before accepting the THS position. Before that, for 11 years, he was a teacher and coach at Ypsilanti and was the AD there for one year.

Zajac is solely an athletic director for TPS. He said that he is used to dealing with approximately 1,800 students as opposed to the 900 at Tecumseh, and not having split duties as an assistant principal will give him time to concentrate on improving the sports department.

He graduated from Lakeshore High School in St. Clair Shores and went to Eastern Michigan University, where he played basketball and eventually attained a masters degree.


Zajac was also hired by EMU as an athletic event manager for approximately three years. “I took care of all the events, basketball games, football games, swim meets, everything athletically, I was in charge of. That’s where I got my love of being an AD.” Zajac said. Then he accepted the teaching job at Ypsilanti.


He is happy to work closer to home, which is on Ridge Highway, just east of Tecumseh where he and his family have been for approximately 13 years. His wife, Kristy [Maska], graduated from Britton and also went to EMU and played basketball. The Zajacs have four children aged 10, eight, six and five. “It seemed like a really, really good fit,” Zajac said of his new job in Tecumseh. “There’s some stuff that needs to be done here, which is fine. I’m excited to get some things going, give my perspective and get my stuff in play.”



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