The Alabama High School Athletic Association (AHSAA) has named Oxford High School principal Heath Harmon their new executive director.

The hiring was approved by the AHSAA’s Central Board of Control at a meeting on Thursday.

Harmon, 49, will be taking over the position in early July. Alvin Briggs, who served as executive director since 2021, announced his plans to retire in April.

“Mr. Heath Harmon is currently the principal at Oxford High School. He is a lifelong resident of Alabama and has previously served as a high school English and History teacher, assistant principal, and coach of multiple sports,” AHSAA Central Board president Mike Welsh said. “Mr. Harmon was head football coach at four of our member schools prior to entering the field of educational administration. He has proven to be an effective leader, and we are confident of his ability, excited about his enthusiasm, and look forward to working with him to lead our association into the future.”

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