Madison Edgewood formalizes the hiring of a sports director | High school sports

Madison Edgewood officially named Ben Voss as athletic director in an announcement Wednesday.

The Wisconsin State Journal previously reported on June 24 that Voss said he had accepted an offer to become the Crusaders’ athletic director beginning July 1.

Voss, who graduated from Edgewood in 1995, replaced longtime Edgewood athletic director Chris Zwettler, who announced his retirement this spring.

As athletic director, Voss is Edgewood’s liaison with the WIAA. Voss’s duties will include developing curriculum, delivering professional learning, submitting state and federal reports, and preparing and tracking program budgets.

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“My family has a rich and proud history with Edgewood High School and I am honored to return to serve in a leadership role,” Voss said in the statement. “I am thrilled with the new relationships I will be building with staff, coaches, students, families and the Crusader Nation. Edgewood is a special place and it’s great to be home and part of the Crusader family again. I would like to thank (Principal) Mr. Jerry Zander and the interview panel for this opportunity.”

Voss was a tri-sport athlete during his four years at Edgewood, competing in men’s soccer, basketball and baseball.

Voss has experience as a teacher, administrator and coach.

Most recently, he was vice principal and athletic director at Wisconsin Heights Middle and High School in Mazomania.

He coached boys and girls soccer at Madison Memorial and ran the Waunakee Women’s Program. He led Waunakee to the WIAA Division 1 State Semifinals last month.

He was a member of the Wisconsin High School Boys and Girls Football Advisory Committee for two years.


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Voss was National Federation of High School Coaches Association Soccer Coach of the Year in 2010, Wisconsin Soccer Coaches Association Division 1 Women’s Soccer Coach of the Year in 2009, and Soccer Coach of the Year. WSCA Division 1 Men’s Championship in 2005.

Voss earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin in 1999 and a master’s degree in art education from National Louis University in Chicago. He also completed the “Educational Leadership Program – Master License 5051” at the University of Viterbo in 2013.

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