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BUCKNER – Oldham County High School will take a new direction in the administration of its athletic programs.
OCHS prinicipal Brent Deaves announced the hiring of Kevin Combs May 12 as the school’s new athletic director. Combs will replace Matt Watkins who will stay at OCHS as an assistant principal and also continue to run the Arvin Career Center.
“Kevin has an administration background, a sports background and an Oldham County background,” Deaves said. “He had everything we needed.”
Combs will handle the job in a much different way. The position has always been held by an assistant principal who also had regular administrative duties. Deaves said Combs’ duties will be exclusively as an athletic director.
“Kevin won’t teach any classes, I think the job is big enough that we need to do this now,” Deaves said.
Combs, a teacher at Buckner Alternative School, was selected from 28 candidates that were whittled down to six finalists.
“I’m excited about this and looking forward to it,” Combs said. “A lot of schools in the area are going to this sort of setup and I think we can do some great things at OCHS. With the job requirements, this is the best way to go.”
Combs spent 12 years as a teacher, basketball coach and athletic director at Oldham County Middle School before moving on to jobs in administration in Madison and Montgomery counties.
He returned to the Oldham system this fall to work at Buckner. He holds a Rank I in athletic administration.
“I think right off the bat we gotta look at fund raising,” Combs said. “The expenses of running an athletic program continue to grow every year from outfitting the teams to transportation to facility upgrades. I want to look at new ways to raise funds and in doing that, give the coaches time to coach and to develop their kids and programs. I’ll take care of everything else.”
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