Trumbull has hired a new athletic director. Michael King, current athletic director at Westhill High in Stamford, will be taking on the role, replacing long-time Athletic Director Michael Herbst. Herbst retired in January but has been serving on an interim basis ever since.

Trumbull’s Board of Education voted on the hiring of King Tuesday night. The district said King has demonstrated exemplary leadership at Westhill High School and in Stamford Public Schools as Athletic Director since 2002.

Mr. King received his Bachelor of Science degree from Springfield College, and a Master of Physical Education degree from Springfield College. He has an additional Master of Science degree in Educational Administration from Sacred Heart University.

Trumbull Public Schools, in a release, said King was most impressive in a series of interviews which included a committee consisting of representation from the staff, parents and community members. He will begin the transition with Herbst in June.