Towell, Garris promoted to Athletic Director positions

Published 4:16 pm Friday, June 28, 2024

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Chris Towell and Troy Garris Jr. will respectively lead the athletic programs at Hertford County High School and Hertford County Middle School.

Towell has been named as the new Athletic Director at Hertford County High School. He brings a wealth of experience and dedication to his new role, having served the Hertford County Public School system for 26 years.

Towell is currently the Healthful Living teacher and head coach of the Hertford County High School baseball and jayvee boys’ basketball teams.

His extensive background in education and athletics has been a cornerstone of his career.

He graduated from Chowan College (now University) in 1997 with a Bachelor of Science in Health and Physical Education. Furthering his expertise, he earned a Master of Arts in Coaching and Athletic Administration from Concordia University-Irvine in 2019.

“We are thrilled to have Mr. Towell take on the role of Athletic Director. His vast experience and dedication to our student-athletes make him an excellent choice. We are confident he will make a significant impact in this position,” said Dr. Jesse J. Pratt, Superintendent of Hertford County Public Schools.

Over in Murfreesboro, Garris is the new Athletic Director at Hertford County Middle School. He is currently a PE teacher there.

Garris, a native of Roanoke Rapids, brings a blend of experience, education, and passion for sports to this key leadership role.

With 11 years of experience in coaching, Garris has had the privilege of working with athletes of all ages, from youth leagues to collegiate-level athletes. His diverse coaching journey has broadened his perspective on athlete development and sports program management.

“We are extremely pleased to promote Mr. Garris to the position of Athletic Director. His extensive experience, dedication to student-athletes, and proven leadership abilities make him the perfect fit for this role. We look forward to his positive impact on our athletic programs,” said Dr. Pratt.