Fund-raising program allows all high school athletes a chance to compete

After 18 years of service in the Oregon Trail School District, Sandy High athletic director Scott Maltman has decided to call it a career. The district office announced earlier this month that Maltman will retire effective on Friday (June 28).

Maltman mulled the prospect of retirement for some time and feels confident this is the right time for him to step down.

“I’ve had a lot of wonderful memories, and I had been thinking about it for a little while,” Maltman said. “I didn’t want to make a big deal about it, but I decided it was time to pass the torch to someone young.”

Maltman began his career in the district as vice principal at Sandy. He later served as principal at Naas Elementary, Boring Middle and Firwood Elementary schools before returning to Sandy. Maltman took on the position of athletic director at Sandy High in 2011.

In his tenure as athletic director, Maltman oversaw the transition of Sandy sports from the old school to the new facilities. He also worked with local businesses to put the “No Pioneer Left Behind” program in place. This fundraising program has provided all students with a financial way to participate in high school sports.

While Sandy searches for someone to carry on his legacy, Maltman will have the opportunity to pursue other interests.

“It will give me a chance to do something else. I’m not sure what that will be yet, but I’ll figure it out. I haven’t thought about it too much,” Maltman said.

Maltman and his family have been a part of the community for 26 years and he said his retirement won’t change that.

“I will still be around,” Maltman said. “I’ll still be at plenty of events; it will just be as a spectator.”

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