Hays High School Athletic Director and Assistant Principal Chris Michaelis will step out of the position effective July 1.

Michaelis’ name appeared on the Hays USD 489 Board of Education personnel transactions Monday evening. Michaelis confirmed Tuesday his intent is to retire at the end of the school year.

Michaelis has spent 21 years in the district, working as a teacher, the head boys’ and girls’ soccer coach and in his current positions.

Prior to that, Michaelis spent five years in the Manhattan school district. Before beginning his education career, he spent five years in the Army.