HOISINGTON — The new director for Hoisington Recreation Commission is Granson Salmans formerly of Montezuma, and he began his duties on Monday.
This job is in his field of study. “I’m very excited,” said Salmans. “This is what I wanted to do.”
Even growing up, he’s always been one to go outside and play sports instead of staying inside playing video games.
Salmans is a sports lover, particularly football and basketball, and enjoys staying busy with athletic activities. He played football for Garden City Junior College.
“I’ve always been into sports,” Salmans said. “I play all recreation sports. I considered that those the fun parts of childhood.”
Salmans graduated from Fort Hays State University in December, 2013 with a major in Recreation and Sports. Since then, he was working at the parts counter at American Implements in Hanstons.
The new director has a long family history in athletics. Salmans said, his grandfather Jerry Slaton, was the coach of the six time state championship football team at Hanstons, and was the winningest football coach in eight-man football in the nation.
His father is a football and basketball coach at the high school level, teaches industrial arts and technology, and is a wheat farmer. His mother works at the post office.
Granson is pleased with the “fantastic” facilities and programs already in place in Hoisington, and his goal is to build on the programs. “I want to create activities people want to want do. I want to get opinions from the community. I’m real excited to get started.”
“I like to see people get better,” Salmans said.
He is already enjoying Hoisington. “It is a very nice town,” he said. “It’s a tight knit.”
In his spare time, Salmans likes to watch K-State basketball and football games and hang out with friends. He has an orange 2009 Dodge Challenger, which was the first big item he bought after college. Playing golf is another hobby.
Former director, Scott Goodheart, is moving to Pratt.