General McLane School District has appointed Jamie Soboleski as its new athletic director, the district announced Thursday.

She comes from McDowell High School where she had been the volleyball coach for 16 years and has been a social studies teacher for 19 years.

Soboleski replaces Rob Kennerknecht who passed away from cancer in April.

District administration made the recommendation to the Board of Directors, who unanimously approved the hiring at its June 15 meeting.

Soboleski was a General McLane volleyball coach from 2002 to 2004.

She has 21 total years of volleyball coaching experience and played volleyball and basketball at the collegiate level during her time at Clarion University.