Since she started her position in 2018, Ronda Hubbard has been actively involved in the Marshfield R-I School District, serving as the district’s activities director and transportation director.
In her position, Hubbard oversees all facets of the athletics/activities department at Marshfield R-I, including scheduling, budget, transportation, training and many other responsibilities.
“I manage and supervise athletic events and manage the activities department budget,” said Hubbard. “I plan revenue development. I am the direct liaisons with the Big 8 conference and MSHSAA. I handle the hiring process in the activities department, as well as assess current and prospective coaches based on goals, achievements and other parameters. There is a huge overlap in activities and transportation that included scheduling nearly 500 outside activities trips in 2018-19. On the transportation side, I also organize the training of drivers.”
Hubbard is a 28-year veteran college basketball coach. Prior to coming to Marshfield, she spent 15 years at Missouri Southern State University and then two years as the athletic director at Grandview High School.
A Springfield native, Hubbard graduated from Kickapoo High School and played for the Lady Bears Basketball team at Missouri State University in Springfield. She earned a bachelor’s degree in physical education and health at MSU. She earned a Master of Science in Education from Southwest Baptist University and an education specialist degree in higher education administration with an emphasis in athletic administration from the University of Missouri, Kansas City, as well as a master’s in education administration from William Woods University.
Hubbard said her experience so far at Marshfield R-I has been enjoyable. One of the aspects she enjoys about Marshfield is the community support.
“Marshfield has been very welcoming,” said Hubbard. “I have tried to instill a philosophy and vision into the district that has been well received. The community is super supportive, and they go out of their way to support our students.”
Her passion is to support the student-athletes and coaches. Hubbard said she enjoys helping out with the coaching.
“Having been a coach for 28 years, I really enjoy the mentoring of younger coaches,” said Hubbard. “We have some great ones at Marshfield.”
When she isn’t helping with the athletics/activities and transportation at the school, Hubbard loves to travel, cook, garden and hang out with her Yorkies.