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Graves names athletic director

By Daniel Paulling dpaulling@paducahsun.com

Graves County High School has a new athletic director.

Khristian Elliott accepted the position Wednesday morning, forcing him to leave his job as head baseball coach. Former athletic director Doug Gloyd resigned in late April, Superintendent Kim Harrison said.

The baseball team went 24-8 this season, finishing with an 8-0 First Region tournament first-round loss to St. Mary. Elliott went 196-123 (.614 winning percentage) in 10 seasons, taking the Eagles to eight First Region tournaments and two First Region championship appearances.

Elliott said he interviewed for the position Monday and was offered the job Tuesday.

Because it's a full-time job, Elliott won't be able to continue his baseball coaching or his work as a social studies teacher. He said no longer being able to coach will be difficult.

"I was close with a lot of the guys since they were in seventh grade," Elliott said. "I debated about this a lot and prayed and spent a lot of time thinking about it."

He said a daily devotional on his phone which told him not to fear change provided confirmation that he should accept the position.

Two of his first tasks will be helping to hire a baseball coach and replacing Terry Birdsong, who resigned as the head boys basketball coach and took the boys basketball coaching position at Calloway County.

The basketball team is in the midst of voluntary summer practices, which the assistant coaches have been running. Elliott said their talent leaves him in no hurry to hire a coach.

"There's no 'might' in them being able to handle it," Elliott said. "We have one of the best coaching staffs in the state of Kentucky. We're going to hire the right person. If that person is hired quickly, so be it."

Call Daniel Paulling, a Sun sports writer, at 270-575-8662, or follow on Twitter @DanielPaulling.

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