Former PE teacher becomes new AD


“I wouldn’t be where I’m at today without sports,” Athletic Director (AD) Dillon Maney said. “I think that that’s really important to me and that’s a great way to give back.”

At the beginning of Maney’s career path, he began teaching and coaching at Luxemburg-Casco for 16 years. In the 2021-2022 school year, Maney was hired as a PE teacher at Bay Port. But shortly after, in July 2022, he took over as Athletic Director following the retirement of former AD, Brian Matz.

“It’s been a great experience,” Maney said. “I have great people around me to help keep me moving and help keep me surviving.”

This marks Maney’s first year in Athletic Administration.

“There’s a lot to learn obviously not being in Athletic Administration before – there’s people to meet, systems to learn,” Maney said. “But ultimately I think there are great people involved, and Bay Port is a great place to be.”

Undoubtedly, some students don’t know what an AD is and all of the tasks and events they’re responsible for. Some of the responsibilities include scheduling all athletic events, from practices to games; busing for away games; and scheduling all the referees at home games.

Maney is not only heavily involved with students in sports, but also the coaches. He mentions it’s important to work with coaches on professional development and also make sure the programs are teaching kids the right way.

Along with Maney being involved with the hiring process of coaches and finding referees, he and his team are also in charge of finding people to work concession stands during football games, ticket booth workers, people to run the clocks, etc.

“The part I really enjoy is being able to watch the kids compete because that’s what it’s really about,” Maney said. “All that practice time, all that hard work and effort, but being able to watch them compete at a high level is very special.”

He also mentioned that he and his own kids share a bond with sports so when he’s at games and events, he and his kids enjoy watching the games together.

“I think that’s what the kids want to see, what the coaches want to see,” Maney said. “They want to see [you] available, they want to see your face.”

Maney added that athletes and coaches want to feel seen and supported when they’re practicing.

“I came from a really small school where it was a little easier to play three sports,” Maney said.

Maney mentioned he played football in the fall, basketball in the winter, and baseball in the spring. He also went on to mention he and Bay Port love to support thee-sport athletes as much as they can.