Leon Woodlee has been relieved of his duties as Athletic Director for Grundy County Schools, according to Grundy County Director of Schools Glenda Dykes.
Dykes stated, “I informed Mr. Woodlee his services were no longer needed and the school board wanted to go in a different direction.”
Dykes named Grundy County High School principal, Charlie Westmoreland, as the new athletic director.
“Mr. Westmoreland has experience of being an athletic director,” said Dykes.
The move seems to align the position with the leadership direction of the high school. A principal with a background in sports will give the athletic department a direct line of communication between administration and the coaches.
Hall of Fame banquet
The Grundy County High School Sports Hall of Fame banquet will be held on Saturday, August 3, beginning at 4 p.m. The inductees for the 2019 class include: Gary “Rooster Brewer, Allan “Big Al” Brown, Lewis Brown, Marshall “Mad Dog” Brown, Julie Miller Davis, Marshall Gilliam, Diane Patton Martin, Jody Nunley, Amanda Gallagher Ruehling, and Joe Westerfield.
Look for information recognizing the 2019 inductees in the next several editions of the Grundy County Herald.
Fall sports around the corner
With the TSSAA “Dead Period” half way through, beginning July 8, the 2019 – 20 sports season will begin “unofficially” for all sports in all schools across the state. At Grundy County High School, football, golf, volleyball, and cross country will be just a little over a month from opening competition.
Football will kickoff on August 16, hosting the annual Sequachee Valley Jamboree. It is the longest running jamboree in the state and Grundy County will play host to one of the largest crowds of the football season in this area.
Middle school sports of football and girls’ softball will also be played this fall.
So, as we move closer to “Fourth of July” celebrations and fireworks and the recognition of our nation’s 243rd birthday, once that is over, within a blink of an eye, school will be in session and our favorite sports will be ready for another competitive year. Hopefully, you will get behind these student athletes and show them your ap-preciation of their hard work by supporting them in all of their competitive events.