It didn’t take long, but Mount Tabor thinks it has found the right person to replace Wayne Miller as athletics director.
Principal Ed Weiss announced Thursday that former Reagan principal Frank Martin, 56, will succeed Miller in mid-June. Miller announced in late April that he will resign at the end of the school year but will remain as a technology education teacher.
Martin retired as principal at Reagan last year after holding that position since 2010.
“For me, it’s a different role,” Martin said. “It’s a role where I had thought about this kind of right after retirement thinking I was too young not to do anything. I had enough years to retire from the school system. Just thinking within whatever, what am I going to do?
“I thought about some other things in the school system, but for me, that’s kind of where my heart is, where my connections are (in athletics). It wasn’t even Mount Tabor. It was just in general. I just thought, ‘Man, I’d like to be an athletic director.’ ”
Martin started teaching at Mount Tabor in 1986 and picked up coaching in 1988. He was a coach for the baseball, basketball, tennis and volleyball at various times at the school. After 10 years as a teacher, he left to work at Krispy Kreme before coming back in 1997. He started at Reynolds and then moved to Mount Tabor in 1998. He was also an assistant athletics director and later served as the assistant principal at Mount Tabor from 2001-05.
Martin moved to Reagan when it opened in 2005 to be an assistant principal under principal Stan Elrod, now the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County athletics director. He became the principal at Jefferson Middle School in 2006 and replaced Elrod as principal at Reagan after he retired in 2010.
“He certainly brings the leadership component to the table as far as his administrative…