Bigfork Activities Director Steps Down

Matt Porrovecchio will return to same position he held in late 2000s, replacing Dave Creamer

By Andy Viano

Dave Creamer has resigned as Bigfork High School’s activities director after four seasons on the job and will be replaced by Matt Porrovecchio, who returns to the same position he occupied less than a decade ago.

Creamer was hired in 2014 following the abrupt departure of Josh Downey, who had spent the previous year as the school’s activities director and boys basketball coach. Creamer hired Sam Tudor to fill the basketball job, and this past season Tudor led the Vikings to an undefeated season and the Class B state championship.

In his four years, Creamer oversaw a period of great success at Class B for both the Vikings and Valkyries, with the school’s basketball and football programs routinely advancing to the state tournament, and the girls track and field team winning back-to-back state titles in 2017 and 2018. Creamer, a Bigfork alum and former assistant football coach, said he is resigning to pursue opportunities outside of education.

Porrovecchio, 42, is also a Bigfork grad and longtime employee of the district who was first named activities director in 2009. He became Bigfork High School’s principal two years later before transitioning into the role of district-wide K-12 special services director and K-8 assistant principal in 2014. He will remain in the special services job while working as high school activities director.

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