WHITE SALMON — After a lengthy career at Columbia High School that started when he was a Bruin student athlete 50 years ago, Howard Kreps has decided the time has come for him to move on to the next stage in his life.

Howard Kreps

Howard Kreps at his school office. Mike Weber photo

Kreps is retiring after a 30-year career as the athletic director at Columbia High in White Salmon. The White Salmon resident has enjoyed numerous athletic endeavors throughout his career, which included him playing on Bruin teams, coaching CHS players, and then overseeing the athletic program.