Douglas High School athletics

Glover takes Eureka principal job

22-year Douglas teacher, administrator takes over from Roman

John Glover, seen here relaying signs during a softball game, announced he will has stepped down as Douglas High School's athletic director and softball coach to take the principal job at Eureka High School.

John Glover, seen here relaying signs during a softball game, announced he will has stepped down as Douglas High School's athletic director and softball coach to take the principal job at Eureka High School.
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After 22 years at Douglas High School, Tigers athletic director John Glover is choosing a new path.

He will still be in administration, but it won’t be walking the halls in Minden at a school he’s been working at for more than two decades.

Glover said Wednesday he will be taking the job as principal at Eureka High School in the fall of 2024.

He steps down from the Douglas High athletic director position he has held since August of 2021.

“I’d looked out there before, to be honest. I got a phone call from coach (Blair) Roman letting me know he was going to retire. That kind of jumpstarted the idea,” said Glover.

The Douglas athletic director will take over for Roman, who himself was a Douglas High School graduate. Roman was Carson High’s athletic director from 2016 through 2023.

Glover said, to the best of his knowledge, he will be the fourth principal in Eureka from Douglas County.

He won’t soon forget his decades at Douglas.

“I love it here. I have nothing but good things to say about this high school. It’s been great to me and my family. The kids have been amazing, the staff has been amazing; I am really going to miss it,” said Glover. “It’s time for a change. It’s an opportunity and I’m excited to go out and try to run a school successfully and do a great job for those kids now.”

In the role, Glover will serve as principal and athletic director.

He said the size of the school is what attracted him to the job in the first place.

“There are 160 kids in the 7th- through 12th-grade school. The community, it’s a small town. They call it the friendliest community on the loneliest road,” said Glover, who visited last weekend. “People out there have been welcoming and great. Going out there through a lot of my life, Eureka is a neat little place, it’s a nice town.”

As an avid hunter and fisherman, he expects those activities will take up plenty of his time on the weekends.

Glover will also step down as the Tigers’ head softball coach after making three straight state championship appearances in Class 5A.

Douglas took second twice (2022, ’24) and won the state title in 2023 — the program’s first state championship since 1992.

Previously, he also served two separate stints as Douglas’ varsity baseball coach, first from 2003 to 2010 before returning in 2015.

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