On July 31, former JHS employee Michael Ehringer passed away. He was 69 years old.
Ehringer was known for being an assistant principal, boys track coach, boys cross country coach, math teacher and athletic director at Jeff High. He was also the principal of Parkview Middle School at one time, too.
“In the words of Mick Hennegan, former JHS principal, ‘Mike taught not only the material, but more importantly, he taught the student.’ When he retired, he planned on fishing every day. But in reality, he rarely had time to fish. His days seemed to always be filled helping other people,” said former JHS assistant principal and athletic director Ralph Scales.
Ehringer would always have the crowd puzzled as he announced track trivia during track meets after his years of coaching the team. Many people that knew him would say he always knew how to make someone smile: from his trivia, to his singing in the Louisville Thoroughbred Chorus.
“He was a true Renaissance man in that he loved athletics, academics, and the arts,” said former JHS teacher Mark Lambertus. “He will be missed mightily by his friends and family and friends from Greater Clark Schools,”