TUHSD hires new District-wide Director of Athletics & Activities

Dave Huffine Tempe Union High School District has hired David Huffine as their District-wide Director of Athletics & Activities.

Huffine is a native of Lewistown, Montana and attended Eastern Oregon University earning a bachelor's in History and a master's in Secondary Education. He played baseball and football for the Mountaineers.

After three years as a graduate assistant and assistant baseball coach at Eastern Oregon, Huffine moved to Arizona in 1997 and taught A.P. U.S. History and coached varsity baseball and football at Moon Valley High School for eight years. He taught and coached at Chaparral High School for nine years before transitioning to administration with Scottsdale Unified School District in 2014, serving three years an Assistant Principal and Athletic Director at Coronado High School. In 2017, he moved into the Mesa Public Schools district as the Assistant Principal and Athletic Director for Mesa High School.

Huffine’s employment was approved by the District Governing Board during their May 6 meeting. He will begin duties on July 1.

"I am looking forward to working with Mr. Huffine,” said Sean McDonald, Assistant Superintendent for District Operations, Safety & Student Support. “He brings valuable experience to TUHSD and will provide an immediate positive impact on our Athletic, Activities, and Extra-Curricular programming by working collaboratively with both district and site leadership.”

Tempe Union Superintendent Kevin Mendivil echoed the enthusiasm over Huffine’s hire, noting that he “brings new ideas and energy with him. We are very excited to welcome him to the Tempe Union family.”

“I am extremely proud and excited to become a member of the prestigious Tempe Union High School District where students are always placed first,” Huffine said. “And though we face some difficult challenges ahead, I look forward to finding solutions and working with incredibly talented educators.”

About Tempe Union High School District

Tempe Union High School District (TUHSD) is an A-rated school district by the Arizona Department of Education and home to approximately 14,500 students across seven high schools. Five TUHSD schools have also earned the A+ Award of Excellence from the Arizona Educational Foundation and three schools – Desert Vista, Mountain Pointe and McClintock - have earned the award twice. It is our vision that all students will graduate with the knowledge, understanding and ability to apply skills necessary for success in college, career and life.