Kurt McAfee is a native Kansan. Although he was born in Wellington, he spent his youth growing up in Pratt.
After graduating from Pratt High School, he attended Pratt Community College on a baseball scholarship where he was a two-year starter. He later went on to earn a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Wichita State University in 1998, and a Master’s of Education in 2003.
McAfee brings a wealth of experience to his position as Athletic Director. He was the Vice President of the Wichita Sports Commission, and spent two years as Director of Marketing at Wichita State University. McAfee was instrumental in the creation and still servers on the Board of Directors of the Johnny Bench Collegiate Catcher of the Year Award.
McAfee has been a college and high school official for over 20 years, and has officiated nineteen Kansas State High School Association championships in football, basketball and softball. McAfee has also officiated the National Junior College Athletic Association National Championship in football and basketball. He is the past president of the Wichita Officials Association, as well as the Kansas Collegiate Officials Association. Currently, McAfee serves as the Assistant Region VI Director, a position that is elected by the Athletic Directors in the conference.
Pratt Community College has been highly successful in several sports under McAfee’s tenure, while making improvements in all. The PCC Men’s Basketball team was ranked in the top twenty in the national polls in 2006. Volleyball and softball both reached the Regional Finals last season. Since arriving in June 2006, McAfee has fostered the emergence of one the top wrestling programs in the country. PCC athletics continues to be competitive in one of the best community college conferences in the nation. McAfee was instrumental in obtaining funding for a new hitting facility for the softball team, as well as contributed to the development of a new logo at PCC. The success and growth of the Athletic Department continues with the addition of Men’s and Women’s Soccer for the 2010 season.
Kurt and his wife, Connie, are the proud parents of Alison, a graduate of the University of Kansas, and Carson.