At 27-years-old, he was named Athletic Director for what was, in 2003, the state’s fifth largest high school. On top of the normal stresses that came with overseeing the large portion of Lawrence North’s 2,500-plus student body that participated in athletics, Grant Nesbit also inherited a national spotlight as Greg Oden became a basketball sensation for the Wildcats before graduating in 2006. Now in his ninth year as Lawrence North’s athletic boss, Nesbit, a 1993 Greenfield-Central graduate, has earned a reputation as one of the state’s most respected and forward-thinking athletics leaders. G-C’s wrestling coach and assistant athletic director before moving on to Lawrence North, Nesbit has been published nationally, having penned articles for interscholastic administrators organizations, and he’s been a guest speaker to undergraduate and graduate classes at universities across the state. Nesbit, now 36, will be honored Saturday as an Administrator of the Year by the Indiana Basketball Coaches Association. The Daily Reporter recently sat down with Nesbit to talk about the most pressing topics in Indiana high school athletics, as well as to look back at his beginnings at Greenfield-Central.