Schools name new Athletic Director

Superintendent Maurice “Mo” Green named Eastern High School assistant principal Leigh Hebbard the school system’s new director of athletics and drivers education during a press conference today.

Hebbard is a 15-year veteran of Guilford County Schools, serving as a teacher, athletic trainer and dropout prevention specialist.

Hebbard said he is anxious about the new position, which he begins next month.

“I do believe athletics is one important tool we have in our toolbox to help educate our children,” he said.

Hebbard said he wants to meet with the various school athletic directors before creating a priority list for his new job.