Derek Tingle will serve as Henry County Public Schools’ next Athletic Director. Tingle, who will also continue to serve as the Henry County High School head boys basketball coach, recently began a teaching career with HCHS.
“My love of sports and the opportunity to have a positive impact on young men and women is what brought me to education from the private sector,” Tingle said. “I chose to apply for the athletic director position because I wanted the opportunity to continue pushing Henry County Athletics to the highest level it can be. I feel like I was chosen because of my passion for sports and the willingness to do what it takes to put people and programs in a position to be successful.”
Tingle was born and raised in Henry County. He graduated from HCHS in 2000 after being a three-year starter on the basketball team. He attended Hampden Sydney College for one year and played basketball there before finishing his Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture Economics at the University of Kentucky. He taught last school year at HCHS as a math interventionist and began his high school coaching career.