LEBANON -- Mark Medley has been hired as the Director of Operations for the Lebanon Special Schools District.
A veteran educator, coach and administrator, Medley recently retired from the Smith County School System.
“We are excited to have such a competent leader join our district and I am confident in his ability to provide the leadership and support needed to the staff and families of the Lebanon Special School District,” said LSSD Director of Schools Scott Benson.
In his new role, Medley will provide leadership and direction in the areas of Transportation, Maintenance and Facilities. He will serve as the Director of Transportation and manage, coordinate and monitor all aspects of school bus transportation.
Medley began his career at Castle Heights Military Academy in 1978 where he was a teacher and freshman football coach.
In 1979, he moved to Gordonsville High School where he served as teacher and assistant football coach. In the fall of 1983, he became the head football coach at Gordonsville High School and served in that capacity for two years -- leading his team to a Class A state championship.
Most will remember Medley as the Lebanon High head football coach from 1987 until 1994 where he took the Blue Devils to eight consecutive trips to the TSSAA Class AAA playoffs.
After his time at LHS, Medley returned to Gordonsville where he served as a teacher, coach,
assistant principal, athletic director, elementary principal and high school principal.
He will assume his duties with LSSD in November.
Medley and his wife, Candice, have three children and two grandchildren.