Article Comment 

CMSD names Greene its AD

 

Adam Minichino

 

The timing proved to be perfect for Rusty Greene. 

 


The veteran teacher and coach transitioned eight years ago into a role as an assistant principal at Caledonia Middle School. 

 


But Greene recently decided he wanted to try something new, so he searched the area for another job as an administrator. 

 


When Paul Henry left his job as athletic director for the Columbus Municipal School District, Greene never imagined that would be a job for him. 

 


A phone call to CMSD Superintendent Dr. Del Phillips changed all of that. 

 


On Monday night, Greene was approved to replace Henry as the school district''s new athletic director. His main duties will be to manage athletics in the CMSD''s schools, including Columbus High and Lee Middle School. 

 


"I thought someone would jump on that pretty quick (after Henry left)," Greene said. "As soon as school was out I really had no intention of leaving Caledonia, but I just really needed a change and to try something different for a while." 

 


Greene said he called Dr. Phillips hoping the CMSD would have a job open for administrator. Instead, he found the position for athletic director was still available. 

 


"I thought how lucky can I be?" Greene said. "I walked in not thinking it could be an option. The timing was great. I got really lucky." 

 


Greene, a certified social studies teacher, also will teach several classes at Columbus High. 

 


Henry''s position started as a full-time athletic director before it became a athletic director/assistant principal position last year. 

 


Henry left Columbus to become the principal at New Site High School. 

 


Greene coached baseball at West Lowndes High from 1993-97 and at Caledonia from 1998-2001. He said his move from coaching into administration was part of a "natural progression" that helped his growing family. 

 


He said his latest move "is a great opportunity" to help Columbus High transition to its first year as a Class 6A school, the largest classification in the state of Mississippi. 

 


Greene, 46, said he knows Henry and he has kept in touch with him through the years. In fact, he said Henry plans to be in Lowndes County next week and will help him adjust to his new job. 

 


Greene thanked Caledonia Middle School Principal Karen Pittman for being "the greatest boss" someone could ask for and all of the people he worked with at the school. He said his biggest challenge at CMSD athletic director will be to make sure all of the coaches get what they need to compete with the Starkvilles, Tupelos, and South Panolas of the state. 

 


Greene believes Dr. Phillips and Columbus High Principal Craig Shannon are behind the athletic department and will help him do what he can to have all of the teams realize their potential. 

 


"That is refreshing," Greene said. "Sometimes the commitment to winning is put on the backburner. I feel Columbus has the commitment to winning. As an athletic director that is something you want to hear."  

 


Phillips said the CMSD found a "good fit" with Greene, and he is confident Greene will do well in his new role. 

 


"He is a Columbus guy and he has done a real good job," Phillips said. "He brings athletic and administrative experience, which is something we were looking for. 

 


"We''re real excited about it. We think he brings a tremendous amount of administrative and athletic experience to that job."

 

Adam Minichino is the Sports Editor for The Commercial Dispatch.

 

printer friendly version | back to top

 

Reader Comments

Article Comment mt commented at 7/15/2009 5:19:00 PM:

Its a shame for Lowndes County to loose such a good guy. He gave them many years and deserved to be advanced in the Lowndes County school system. Columbus got a good one and Lowndes let him slip away, such a shame M Halford!

 

Article Comment Parent commented at 7/20/2009 1:41:00 AM:

One of the laziest people I have ever known. Hopefully he will do a better job than he has done at Caledonia and on the recreation board.

Thanks goodness he never advanced in the LC school system. It would have been utter failure.

 

Article Comment dw1 commented at 10/20/2009 8:57:00 AM:


منتديات
برامج
جوال
العاب
اخبار انترنت
فوتوشوب
تصميم وتطوير المواقع
رياضة
مصارعة حرة
حواء
افلام كرتون وانمي
مقاطع فيديو
العاب كونصول
برامج بورتابل
العاب بنات
ديكور
توبيكات
مسجات ورسائل موبايل
محول الصوتيات
محول الصوتيات العربي
برنامج محول الصوتيات
دخول الماسنجر بدون برنامج
تنزيل العاب
خريطة مصر
غرف نوم 2009
طبخات جديده
ستائر 2009
لعبة فيفا 2010
PRO EVOLUTION SOCCER 2010
هدف تيوب
اخبار رياضية
اهداف دوري ابطال اوروبا
اهداف الدوري الأنجليزي
اهداف الدوري الايطالي
اهداف الدوري الأسباني
اهداف الدوري السعودي
اهداف الدوري المصري
اهداف الدوري الالماني
اهداف تصفيات كأس العالم
اهداف كأس الخليج
رفع ملفات
تصميم فوتوشوب
برامج
العاب فلاش
games cheats
توبيكات
مقاطع فيديو
desktop wallpaper
اختصار روابط
اناشيد
اناشيد اسلامية
اناشيد افراح
اناشيد وطنية
اناشيد اطفال
اناشيد اجنبية
travel china travel costa Rica travel New York travel Egypt travel to Egypt Turkey Dubai job Japan travel Alaska travel
Morocco Travel new Zealand travel travel to Mexico kenya travel
Travel to Jordan
Travel to New Caledonia
Cambodia Travel
Madagascar Travel
Travel to Germany
Austria Travel
Botswana Travel
Travel to Indonesia
Belize travel
Philippines travel
Belgium travel
Cape Verde Holidays
travel to Cyprus
travel to Ivory Coast
Travel to Lebanon

 

Article Comment nader commented at 10/25/2009 11:25:00 AM:

العاب بنات فقط
العاب بنات فقط
العاب بنات فقط
العاب بنات فقط
العاب بنات فقط
العاب بنات فقط
العاب بنات فقط
العاب بنات فقط
العاب بنات فقط
العاب بنات فقط
العاب بنات فقط

 

back to top

 

 

Blogs

 

MSU Sports Blog

 

Rob Hardy on Books

 

High School Sports Blog

 

Want to blog on cdispatch.com?

 

 

 

Follow Us:

Follow Us on Facebook

Follow Us on Twitter

Follow Us via Instagram

Follow Us via Email