Southwest Athletic Director and Assistant Principal Greg Sackos resigned Friday after two years on the job, said Southwest Principal Joe Evangelist.
Sackos has accepted an assistant principal post in Scottsdale, Ariz.
Sackos, who came to Southwest after a 16-year career at Palo Verde High School in Blythe, could not be reached for comment by presstime Saturday.
"It's a big loss for us. He brought a great deal of experience and overall background to our school," said Evangelist. "He just added a lot to our program and worked well with all of our staff. He didn't miss a beat when he took over as athletic director.
"It was enjoyable working with him. … He was an excellent administrator. He's going to be missed," he added.
Evangelist said the resignation did not come as a surprise. Sackos was actively pursuing employment that would put him closer to his fiancee, an administrator at the same Scottsdale school district at which Sackos was hired. Evangelist added Sackos also was recently admitted to a doctoral program for educational leadership at Arizona State University.