Killough to become athletic director

Published 6:23 pm Friday, April 29, 2011

Stan Killough

NEW ATHLETIC DIRECTOR: Stan Killough is retiring from his roles as vocational director and assistant principal at Bainbridge High School but will work part-time as Decatur County Schools’ athletic director beginning next fall. Killough has worked at BHS for 32 years.

Bainbridge High School assistant athletic director and Career Technical and Agriculture Education (CTAE) Director Stan Killough will become Decatur County School System Athletic Director on July 1.

The announcement was made this week by Decatur County School Superintendent Fred Rayfield.

“Stan Killough is retiring from his CTAE Director and assistant principal position at Bainbridge High School and will return next year as the athletic director under a part-time arrangement, effective July,” Rayfield said.

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Coach Ed Pilcher, who has been serving as athletic director, will continue to serve as physical education teacher and BHS head football coach, Rayfield said.

As athletic director, Coach Pilcher guided the Bainbridge High School athletic program to the region 1AAAA all sports championship in 2008-2009, his first school year in the position.

Pilcher said, while he was hired as head football coach, he accepted the athletic director’s position when asked.

“I told them that if they needed me to be athletic director I would be glad to serve,” he said. “I wanted us to be successful in all our sports…I know Stan Killough will do a great job as athletic director.”

Bainbridge High School Principal Tommie Howell said he appreciated Coach Pilcher accepting the athletic director’s position and doing such a good job.

Killough has previously served as assistant athletic director under head football coaches and athletic directors  Bob Christmas, Greg Guy, Ricky Woods and Pilcher.

Before becoming CTAE Director and an assistant principal at Bainbridge High School, where he has worked for 32 years, Killough was Diversified Work Study Cooperative Training Teacher.

Two years prior to going to Bainbridge High School, he served as assistant to former City of Bainbridge Recreation Director Jack Palmer.

Killough was BHS head baseball coach from 1984 through 1999. He is a 1977 graduate of the University of Alabama, where he earned a degree in education and played shortstop and third base on the Crimson Tide baseball team.