Matt Binkard
Matt Binkard
Warsaw Community Schools announced the recommendation of Matt Binkerd to fill the athletic director vacancy at Warsaw Community High School Tuesday. Binkerd’s recommendation into the role follows the recent announcement by current AD Dave Anson that he would be stepping down from his position to pursue relocation to the Florida area with his family.

Binkerd will be recommended to the WCS Board of School Trustees during the June 18 board meeting.

Binkerd grew up in Hillsboro, Ore., a suburb of Portland, where his father was a longtime high school teacher, coach, and athletic director. He graduated from the University of Oregon where Binkerd competed on the football team for a year and was a pole vaulter for the Ducks for the duration of his college career.

Binkerd received his Master’s in education from Pacific University’s satellite program in Eugene in 1996. He was hired as the head boys’ track coach and social studies teacher at Elmira High School in Veneta, Ore.

Coach Binkerd transferred to Springfield High School in Oregon in 1999. While there, he coached track and field as well as football. Binkerd became the head football coach in 2001. In 2003, he became the athletic and activities director at Springfield and resigned coaching track and football in 2004. He later went back to school to receive his administrative license from the University of Oregon in 2007-2008.  

He moved to Sheldon High School in Eugene, Ore., in 2008. Binkerd has been the athletics and activities director at Sheldon since that time. While serving at Sheldon, Binkerd has run one of the most successful athletic programs in the state.

Binkerd has been married to his wife, Nicole, for 22 years in July. The couple has three children, two of whom attend college at Grace College and Indiana Wesleyan University. Their youngest son will attend Warsaw Community High School in the fall.