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John Norton
District Athletic Director
(616) 696-9080
Dana Hilyer
Athletic Secretary
(616) 696-9080 
Mark Garnaat
Athletic Trainer
(269) 998-6840

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From The Athletic Director, John NortonTop of Page

It's a great day to be a Red Hawk!    I come to Cedar Springs with a Masters Degree in Athletic Administration from Central Michigan University, 14 years of Athletic Administration experience, and numerous years of coaching various sports through the years. Most importantly, I come to Cedar with a passion for interscholastic athletics.  I am excited to jump right in and begin working with the fine coaches and student-athletes here at Cedar Springs.
Personally, I am married with three children.  Elsie, age 12, Charlie, age 9 and Henry, age 4.  We are all excited about the opportunities that lie ahead with the Cedar Springs School District.
My desire is to get to know as many of the students and parents as possible.  I am excited for the opportunities, and ready to embrace the challenges that lie ahead with this position.  Should you need to reach me, I am available at 616-696-9080 or by email at  I look forward to getting to know as many of you as possible, thanks and GO RED HAWKS!

Mindset For SuccessTop of Page

These skills go far beyond the sports field or even beyond high school. Student athletes reap the benefit of their training for the rest of their lives.

  • Time management skills
  • Creativity in finding ways to improve
  • Strong focus and concentration development
  • Internal skills for handling pressure
  • Learning when to take risks
  • Taking responsibility for individual performance