The Athens YMCA has a new athletic director.
Mathew Fuller, already known around the YMCA as Coach Fuller, joined the directors team this month. He assumed the role of athletic director, working alongside Youth and Family Programs Director Gina Jackson to maintain and improve all after-school athletic programming, sports camps, and day camps.
Fuller grew up at the Athens Y, starting as a Camp Kelley kid.
Later, Fuller was active in the majority of sports offered at the Y, attended Athens Y Camps for two summers, participated in the Leaders in Training program at Camp Kelley, and later became an after-school and summer camp coach.
The Y was a big part of his childhood and continued to be a part of his young adult life.
Fuller said he feels blessed and honored to serve the Athens community in this capacity.
“It’s exciting to get an opportunity to serve in such a role,” Fuller said. “It is a lot of responsibility to continue what the Y has provided the community in its programming. I’m looking forward to working with the kids, coaches and parents for these years to come.”