LPS hires athletic director for new high school

Lincoln Public Schools has hired Rob Psencik as the athletic director for its new high school set to open in northwest Lincoln in fall 2022.

Psencik comes to LPS from Lutheran South Academy in Houston, where he has served as athletic director since 2008. Prior to that he was the school’s director of development for two years. He was head baseball coach from 2006 to 2012, football defensive coordinator from 2018 to 2020, and head baseball coach from 2000 to 2002. He also currently serves on the Texas Association of Private Parochial Schools Board of Directors.

“Rob Rob Psencik is an excellent choice to join our leadership team at the new northwest high school,” said Cedric Cooper, who has been named the school’s principal. “He has a wealth of experience and a level of enthusiasm that will help to build a great program for years to come. He brings high expectations, has a proven record of success, and will help our athletics and activities soar. We are thrilled to have him coming to our district.”

Psencik comes from Texas but has roots in Nebraska. He earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Concordia University in Seward, where he also worked as assistant director of admissions, athletic recruitment coordinator and admissions counselor. He also was an assistant football coach for one season. Psencik’s son, Beau, is currently a running back on the Nebraska football team.

A school naming committee composed of community and Lincoln Board of Education members has recommended the new school be named Lincoln Northwest High School. The board will vote to approve the recommendation at its May 25 meeting.

Psencik’s start date is July 1, 2021.

Published: May 19, 2021, Updated: May 19, 2021