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Martin to become Oxford athletic director

OXFORD, Miss. (WTVA) — Earlier this week, Oxford head football coach and athletic director Johnny Hill announced that the 2015 season will be his last.

Hill's successor for one of those positions was announced Friday.

Oxford High principal Mike Martin will share AD duties beginning July 1, then take over full-time when Hill retires in December.

In the meantime, a search is underway for Oxford High's next principal.

“Martin’s leadership at Oxford High School is greatly appreciated,” said Oxford School District Superintendent Brian Harvey in a statement from the school. “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 in a statement from the school. “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.”






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