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  • November 23, 2020

    Ankeny Hawks Crowned State Champions

    Congratulations to the Ankeny Hawk football team for winning the class 4A IHSAA state championship.  They defeated the 10-0 Southeast Polk Rams on Friday, November 20, by a score of 42-14.  Recap the game by reading the Ankeny Fanatic article here.

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  • November 16, 2020

    Ankeny Hawk Athletics Need Your Support

    As one of the athletic directors in the school district,  I have had the honor of watching our student-athletes compete at the highest levels on the court or field, in the classroom, and in the community. It is no secret that COVID-19 has impacted athletics in Iowa and all over…

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icon Meet Athletic Director Umthun

Welcome to Ankeny High School, Home of the Hawks and Hawkettes!

I am extremely humbled to be given the opportunity to serve the students, parents, staff, and the entire community of Ankeny. I am originally from north central Iowa but moved to Des Moines prior to my freshmen year of high school and attended Dowling Catholic High School in West Des Moines. There I participated in football, track & field and band. These experiences of being a student-athlete is where my passion for what activities bring to the table originated, as well as unknowingly prepared me to embrace the many challenges of being an Activities Director. I attended the University of Northern Iowa after high school, majoring in Physical Education, Health Education, and Athletic Coaching. While attending UNI, I was a member of the UNI Rugby Team for three years and also coached two years of football at NU High. My family is extremely important to me, and they have been extremely supportive of my dreams which I would not be ready for this great challenge without their support. I recently married my wife Morgan this past December of 2019 and she is the rock behind the scenes that supports my endeavors while ensuring we take advantage of the quality time we do get. She is one of the biggest Hawk/Hawkette fans around, embracing the AD lifestyle that comes with a position such as this. Thank you for the support of our Hawks and Hawkettes!
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