Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Woman Named AD at Keystone Sister Has Same Job at Inverness School

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Woman Named AD at Keystone Sister Has Same Job at Inverness School

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KEYSTONE HEIGHTS -- As the new athletic director at Keystone

Heights Junior-Senior High School, Daune Overman is stepping

into a position in the Clay County school system that only about

10 other women in the state have ever held.

Her situation is even more unusual, however, because her sister

is also one of the select few.

"They are probably the only sisters in the state who are both

athletic directors," said Keystone Heights Principal Tina

Bullock.

Vicki Overman has been AD at Citrus High School in Inverness

for the past seven years. She said she has encountered few

problems overseeing the athletic program at the school with a

student population of 1,400.

"There aren't a whole lot of us running around. There aren't

many female voices on the other end of the telephone," Vicki

Overman said.

Daune Overman was appointed to the spot when longtime athletic

director Wesley Dicks recently announced he would be taking

advantage of an early retirement incentive program offered by

the School Board.

"Daune is going to have some pretty big shoes to fill," Bullock

said.

Those shoes were filled by a teacher who has held the position

of athletic director at Keystone for the past 13 years. And

before coming to the school, Dicks had a solid coaching

background under his belt. He was an assistant coach at

Gainesville High School when it won a state football

championship and he coached at the University of Florida under

Charley Pell.

Dicks, 56, has been a teacher-coach for 34 years. He hopes to

continue to lend a hand to the school's football program as an

assistant coach and plans to substitute at the school. His wife,

Jackie Dicks, works at the school in the guidance department.

They have four children and 11 grandchildren.

"I guess it really hasn't hit home. Being around the kids and

coaching, that's the fun part and I'll still be involved in

that," Dicks said. "It's been a great 34 years. I never looked

at it as a job, but an opportunity perhaps to help our youth."

And Vicki Overman has little doubt that her sister can step

into the position and keep the ball moving. …

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