Presnell resigns as A.D. at EHS

from staff reports

   Effective on June 30, 2002, the Elizabethton High School Cyclones will have a new athletic director as current A.D. Jim Presnell will step down and hand the reins over to a successor, who has yet to be named.
   A prepared statement from EHS Principal Edwin Alexander stated, 'Mr. Jim Presnell has submitted a resignation as the EHS athletic director. He will remain as an instructor at our school.
   "For the past seven years Mr. Presnell's efforts to set up and maintain sound fiscal leadership and strong personal direction for our athletic department (and all our coaches) has been noted and appreciated.
   "We certainly anticipate a smooth transition from our present A.D. to the new one, so that our student-athletes and the entire athletic program will not be adversely affected by this change. A search for a replacement is currently being conducted."
   Presnell, in addition to being the school's athletic director for the past seven years, also coached girls basketball, track and was an assistant on the football team. Presnell owns the school record in the discus toss and was a standout track performer at 'Betsy.
   Presnell stepped down from his post as girls basketball head coach in 1984 after a three-year stint.