Staunton to retire as CIF-SS commissioner

CIF-Southern Section commissioner Jim Staunton, who has held his position since 1999, announced last week that he will retire effective July 29.

Staunton, who made his intentions to retire known to the CIF-SS administrative body in May, will pursue a teaching job in the masters program at Concordia University and retired in part to spend more time with his grandchildren.

“I’m gratified at the opportunity to serve this Section for the last eleven years,” Staunton said. “This is an outstanding organization: one of the best in the United States. It has been a wonderful term of service.”

Staunton oversaw much financial growth and was instrumental in the section expanding from 505 schools to its current membership of 580.