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New B&G Club director brings lots of experience to role

By Sarah Brown
Lebanon Local

The Boys & Girls Club of the Greater Santiam announced Casey Humphrey has taken over as executive director following the resignation of Ray Towry.
Humphrey was born and raised in Lebanon. His family includes wife Allysse, a 6-year-old daughter and a pair of 2-year-old fraternal twins. Humphrey has extensive experience with the club: He attended the club’s Punkin Seed Preschool, Kids Club and athletic programs, and he said his daughter is “chomping at the bit” to start going, as well.
He graduated Western Oregon University with a degree in exercise science and minor in health. Humphrey began working teacher assistant and coaching jobs at schools in Sweet Home and Lebanon, then moved into a position at the BGC as athletic director and branch director.
“Even to this day, I would say that was the funnest job I had,” he said. “‘I was doing athletics with kids, exactly what I wanted to do.”
Humphrey changed direction after that to work for Weyerhaeuser, where he eventually moved into a human resources position and, later, for the Oregon State Beaver Store.
Humphrey said the club hired him back to prepare him for the executive director role, which was anticipated to open up.
“They gave me the opportunity,” he said. “I’m super grateful for it.”
Looking back over his life, Humphrey said there have been “tons” of coaches and teachers who impacted his life.
“There’s so many that I hate to start naming because there’s just a laundry list,” he said.
He did drop a few names, though, including math teacher and coach Jeff Stolsig, who taught him how to act, how to treat each other and how to treat the community. Then there was english teacher and coach Jerry Cash, who taught him to pay attention to the details.
“He has always kind of taught me if you pay attention to the small details, that’s where you get your big results.”
And then there’s his dad, Roy Humphrey, who also was a coach.
“I got an up close view of how I want to be as a man and as a dad when I grow up.”
Casey Humphrey’s two main goals as executive director are to continue building relationships with Lebanon and Sweet Home, and to make sure the club remains stable so he can “leave the place better than when I got here” because both communities depend on the BGC.
“I’m excited for it. I feel like I’m ready to take it on and see what happens.”