Effective July 1, 2015, Oxford High School Principal Mike Martin will become co-athletic director for the Oxford Chargers athletic program and share athletic director duties with head football coach Johnny Hill.
The Oxford School District announced the athletic program leadership changes after Hill made his plans public to retire from the Oxford School District effective December 31, 2015. Upon Hill’s retirement, Martin will take over as full-time Oxford Chargers athletic director. In the meantime, school district officials have opened up the search for a new Oxford High School Principal.
“Martin’s leadership at Oxford High School is greatly appreciated,” said Oxford School District Superintendent Brian Harvey. “I’m excited about his ability to apply his leadership skills and past experience to our athletic program.”
Martin holds an Athletic Director certification from the National Federation of State High School Associations. He joined the Oxford School District during the 2007-2008 school year as Assistant Principal at Oxford Middle School. He became assistant principal at Oxford High School in 2009 and principal during the 2009-2010 school year. From 1996-2004, Martin was the athletic director and assistant principal at North Side High School in Jackson, Tennessee, where he oversaw 21 sports teams in the high school’s athletic program.
“I’m looking forward to transitioning into our strong and top-notch athletic program here and working with the great team of coaches and staff in the athletic program,” said Martin. “My hope is to continue a first-class athletic program that Coach Hill and others have built, while making sure our student-athletes continue to achieve academic success.”
Under Martin’s leadership, Oxford High School has continued to achieve academic excellence by continually maintaining its all-A academic school rating each school year. Also, the high school has continued to garner the national spotlight for student academic achievement by Newsweek Magazine as one of “America’s Top High Schools” and as one of the “U.S.’s Most Challenging High Schools” by the Washington Post.
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