Just ahead of the start of the school year, and with fall athletic practices into their second week, May River High School has an athletics director in place.
Jermaine Bigham, the school’s girls basketball head coach since it opened in 2016, was announced as May River’s interim athletics director Thursday. He is only the second person to fill the role, taking over after Brett Macy departed for Bridges Prep this summer.
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The Beaufort County School District prohibits high school athletics directors from serving as the head coach for any sport, but that restriction doesn’t reply when the interim tag is applied. Bigham will stay on to coach the Sharks’ girls basketball team this season but step aside if he earns the AD role permanently.
“I’m honored to be in this position and thankful to Dr. (KaRon) Webb for giving me the opportunity to head our athletic program on an interim basis,” Bigham said. “I will try to do all that I can to make sure that our community has a prideful experience with May River High School.”
The hire completes a wave of new leadership at May River, as Dr. KaRon Webb takes over for principal Todd Bornscheuer, and Richard Bonneville was promoted to replace Rodney Summers as head football coach. Bornscheuer, Macy, and Summers had been in their roles since the school opened.
“We have some of the best coaches in the state. Not only for what they do on the fields but for what they do for our student-athletes off the field. We have great people in our building, and that’s because of our former leadership team. Now from by brief time working with Dr. Webb, I feel that May River will continue to do great things for our community.”
By Justin Jarrett