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It didn’t take long for Broomfield principal Ginger Ramsey and her search committee to find Steve Shelton’s replacement as the school’s next athletic director.

On Friday, Ramsey — who is in Texas celebrating the birth of a grandson — announced to her staff that Autumn Sereno would take over for the departed Shelton, who took a job within the Boulder Valley School District.

Sereno, who was an assistant principal last year at ThunderRidge High School in Highlands Ranch, got her feet wet as an athletic director and coach in Colorado Springs at Sand Creek High School.

After a year away from the athletics portion of the job, she was eager to get back at it.

“I’m truly excited to be a part of the Broomfield community. It has been a year out of athletics and obviously it is a huge passion of mine having played and coached,” Sereno said. “I’m really excited to be a part of it.”

Sereno’s athletic dossier is extensive, including her playing days that features playing college basketball at SUNY-Brockport.

When she got to Colorado a little over a decade ago, Sereno took over the Sand Creek girls basketball program before eventually moving into the administrative role as the school’s athletic director. One of the best hires she made was for her replacement on the bench, naming Colorado girls hoops legend Jamie Carey as the Scorpions’ coach.

Sereno lives in the Broomfield community and “is really excited to get into it a little bit deeper,” she said. But her role at the school will be solely as a athletic director and not on the bench with the defending Class 5A champion girls team.

“Since I’ve been in Colorado, Broomfield has always been very dominant and they are really fun to watch,” she said. “I was sad to see (Mike Croell) go but we have a new coach in the mix (Derek Seifried) and it’ll be exciting to get to know him a little bit and move forward there.”

In a lengthy list of candidates for the opening, Sereno couldn’t really point to one thing that really made her stand out, but simply said: “There’s always just a fit. It is standing out in some aspects, but I think the biggest thing is the connection that the committee felt.

“I did a lot of research and spoke with (Ramsey) to make sure that it was a good fit. Everything feels right going into it, both for myself as well as for the school.”

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