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Kurt Yancey, second from right, is flanked by members of the Madison City Schools after being named the new Athletic Director at Bob Jones High. Photo- Madison City Schools

Homecoming As Kurt Yancey Named Bob Jones Athletic Dircetor

MADISON- Kurt Yancey is back home at Bob Jones High School after an 11-year departure, although close by for the last six years. Rather than his earlier work at Bob Jones as a history teacher and assistant varsity football coach from July 2004-June 2013, Yancey returns as the new Athletic Director of one of the largest schools in Alabama.

Yancey, 45, takes over the position upon Clay McCall’s retirement.

“I was a Patriot for nine years and both of my children are going to Bob Jones as the future of this school is important to me and Madison City is important to me,” said Yancey upon being named to his new position.

With two bachelor’s degrees in history and health and in physical education and a master’s degree in Instructional Leadership, all from Jacksonville State University, Yancey was assistant principal and athletic director at Bob Jones feeder school Discovery Middle since 2018. Two years prior, he was assistant principal for nearby Athens High School. His professional stops included Lee and Huntsville Highs in Huntsville and at Homewood.

“I know having experience as an athletic director is a big plus in my receiving this opportunity at Bob Jones as I know the people and I know the expectations,” said Yancey. “Most people don’t realize how much time it takes in sports and my plan is to partner myself with the community, coaches and school administration to be successful. My vision is to be the best in all sports here at Bob Jones.”

Yancey has been married to his wife, Renae, for 15 years and they have two children, Paxton and Presley. Yancey grew up in Gadsden and was a four-sport athlete while attending Glencoe High. He attended Jacksonville State with a leadership and football scholarship where he played quarterback for the Gamecocks for two seasons graduating in 2002. While on the beautiful campus of Jacksonville State he earned his way to the Dean’s List four consecutive years.

He has coached golf and football during his 22 years in education.

“My entire family has been involved in the field of education so I guess who could say it’s in my blood,” added Yancey. “I love sports and competition.”

Bob Jones is coming off an incredible school year where both its baseball team and girl’s swim team won State Championships. Yancey wants to continue the success of athletics within his new position. He added, “I need to figure out how to keep chasing those Blue Maps, which signify State Championships. Relationships are everything to me as my leadership style is I will be in the competition with those student-athletes and coaches. I want to create an atmosphere of competitive spirit.”

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