Jim Haussler

Jim Haussler, shown here in 2015, retired after serving 23 years as the Bismarck Public Schools activities director.

The Adult Abused Resource Center has named former Bismarck High School's activities director, Jim Haussler, as the new part-time coordinator for Coaching Boys into Men, a violence prevention and respect program focusing on male athletes.

Haussler is replacing Scott Howe, who helped initiate the program in the fall of 2014. Howe resigned recently to pursue other interests. Haussler, a two-time North Dakota Athletic Director of the Year award recipient, retired in 2015. He is a member of the North Dakota Track and Field Hall of Fame, North Dakota High School Coaches Association Hall of Fame and North Dakota Interscholastic Athletic Association Administrators Hall of Fame.

Coaching Boys into Men  is a nationwide program designed to help athletic coaches inspire in their male athletes the importance of respect for themselves, others and particularly women and girls. This program helps build healthy relationships and prevent violence.

“We are happy to have someone with Mr. Haussler’s credentials join us in this important prevention effort,” said Diane Zainhofsky, AARC's executive director. “We are also grateful for the work that Mr. Howe did in getting this program started successfully.”