Austin Gullett Named New Athletic Director at Taft

ABC is thrilled to announce that Austin Gullett, a valued member of our team, has been appointed as the next Athletic Director of Taft High School. 

Austin initially joined ABC in October 2021 as the KISR Enrichment Manager, overseeing the Kids In School Rule! program and connecting Cincinnati-based children in foster care with enrichment opportunities. In the 2022-23 school year, Austin transitioned to the role of Athletics Coordinator, where he played a crucial role in organizing and coordinating ABC’s elementary athletic programs, especially the soccer program and End of Season Celebrations at TQL Stadium. Additionally, Austin provided essential support to ABC’s Athletic Directors at Cincinnati Public Schools.

Before joining ABC, Austin spent three years working in the Community Relations department at FC Cincinnati. He earned his Master’s in Education in Sports Administration from Xavier University (#goMuskies).

Austin’s dedication and impact led to his selection as one of the Next Generation of Afterschool Leaders by the National Afterschool Association in 2022. This prestigious recognition highlights emerging leaders who contribute to the afterschool community and demonstrate a passion for growth and development.

Outside of ABC, Austin is incredibly active in the Greater Cincinnati community. He is the Assistant Board President for High Achievers Aim High, a local non-profit organization that is dedicated to nurturing children through one-on-one guidance. HAAH has the goal to educate and motivate minority children, so that they can receive equal opportunities. 

He hosts the Ignite Your Why podcast, providing guests with a platform to amplify voices of authentic people by having genuine conversations about their motivations and current events. He also spent two seasons as the Head Soccer Coach of his alma mater, Holmes High School.

“ABC is extremely excited to welcome Austin as the new Athletic Director at Taft High School”, said Ricky Miller, ABC’s Senior Manager of Athletics. “Austin’s recent experience as the interim AD at Taft, combined with assisting the athletic department at Woodward High School, and supporting the athletic department at ABC made him a perfect fit for the Senators. We’re confident Austin will lead the Taft students and faculty, and the West-End community to a bright future.”