BULLHEAD CITY — The general manager of the Anderson Auto Group Fieldhouse has resigned, a school district official said Wednesday.
Gary Boren stepped down effective Friday, said Lance Ross, public information officer for the Colorado River Union High School District.
Boren resigned for health reasons, Ross, said, declining to comment further, citing district policy and privacy laws.
In his resignation letter to the school board, Boren said he suffered an injury during his move to Bullhead City that “will require surgery and recuperation over the critical period leading up to, during and after the scheduled Fieldhouse opening.”
In his letter, Boren said that resigning, rather than taking a leave of absence, allows district leaders to set a preferred course concerning a successor.
He was hired in September to manage the field house, now under construction near Highway 95 and Bullhead Parkway in the vicinity of the Mohave Crossroads shopping center.
The building, due to open in March, will be home of Mohave and River Valley high school football games, other CRUHSD athletic events, youth sports, tournaments and other events.
CRUHSD voters in 2016 approved a $35 million bond package that included construction of the field house and campus improvements at River Valley and Mohave.
Before coming to the Tri-state, Boren oversaw the event management operations of Texas Tech University’s Jones-AT&T stadium and United Supermarkets Arena, both in Lubbock, Texas. He also ran the Lubbock Civic Center, and served on the Lubbock City Council.
School board member Lori Crampton said that the district is advertising for the position and hopes to have a replacement named ASAP.
The agenda for Monday’s board meting contains an item on Boren’s resignation on the consent agenda, which is typically approved without discussion. Any board member may ask to have an item pulled off the consent agenda for discussion and action.
Boren was working on several projects concerning booking events for the fieldhouse, Ross said. He said Boren has shared those with Supt. Benje Hookstra, so that no momentum is lost in pursuing those.