Former Whiteland Community High School athletics director Butch Zike went back to school Thursday.
Only this time, it was at Indian Creek.
Zike, who retired from Whiteland after the 2011-12 school year and currently serves as softball coach at Franklin College, will be interim athletics director for the Braves through the remainder of the school year.
He fills a void left when Justin Ray became supervisor of grounds, custodians and facilities at Whiteland Community High School.
“(Thursday) I just really signed paperwork and stuff like that,” said Zike, who was Whiteland’s athletics director from 1975-79 and again from 1988-2012. “I won’t be supervising any athletic events.
“I’m putting in about four hours a day, but once my softball season is over that will go up to six hours.”
A five-year administrative hiatus might not sound like much, though Zike would argue that point.
“It’s a hard routine to get back into because there are so many new things to deal with,” he said. “But Indian Creek has some really great people to work with.”