Andrew Knock is the new athletic director at Lakeshore High School, Principal Jeanne Wagner confirmed Tuesday.

Knock, who was the team’s boys soccer coach, takes over for the departing Glenn Rivero.

“I’ve been coaching at Lakeshore for a while,” Knock said. “When we found out coach Rivero would no longer be here, I spoke with Dr. Wagner, and now here we are.”

A teacher at Lakeshore as well, Knock said his reasoning for wanting the promotion was simple.

“I’ve been a coach in this district for six years,” he said. “I’ve always enjoyed athletics. I was an athlete growing up. Being the athletic director now gives me a chance to work with the students in another level. I enjoy my time with the students here at Lakeshore, and this allows me another chance to be involved in helping them.”

After already having developed relationships with many of his fellow coaches at Lakeshore, Knock said he looks forward to enhancing those.

“It is very important to have good relationships,” he said. “It is no different than the teacher-student relationship and the principal-teacher relationship. If you don’t have that respect and that rapport, then trouble can happen. ... I hope to have their respect, and in turn I will respect them.

“I’ve been a coach here and I get along with each of our other coaches already. I hope to continue that relationship. Now it is just going to be at a different level. I don’t see why that mutual respect would change.”

Knock’s first hire may be to replace himself as soccer coach.

“Right now,” he said, “that is up in the air.” Lakeshore Principal Dr. Jeanne Wagner confirmed Tuesday that she has found her school’s new athletic director.

Andrew Knock takes over for the departing Glenn Rivero. Already a member of the Titans athletic staff as boys soccer coach, Knock said he was very interested in the job from the beginning.

“I’ve been coaching at Lakeshore for a while,” he said. “When we found out Coach Rivero would no longer be here, I spoke with Dr. Wagner, and now here we are.”

A teacher at Lakeshore as well, Knock said his reasoning for wanting the step-up was simple.

“I’ve been a coach in this district for six years,” he said. “I’ve always enjoyed athletics. I was an athlete growing up. Being the athletic director now gives me a chance to work with the students in another level. I enjoy my time with the students here at Lakeshore, and this allows me another chance to be involved in helping them.”

Already with good working relationships with many of his fellow coaches at Lakeshore, Knock said he looks forward to developing those relationships.

“It is very important to have good relationships,” he said. “It is no different than the teacher-student relationship and the principal-teacher relationship. If you don’t have that respect and that rapport, then trouble can happen. I hope to get along very well with my coaches. I hope to have their respect, and in turn I will respect them.

“I’ve been a coach here and I get along with each of our other coaches already. I hope to continue that relationship. Now it is just going to be at a different level. I don’t see why that mutual respect would change.”

Knock’s first hire may be to replace himself as boys soccer coach.

“Right now,” he said, “that is up in the air.”