PANAMA CITY, Fla. (WMBB) – Mosley announced on Thursday that Doug Lee will take over as athletic director. He comes to the school after spending the past two years as the Executive Director of Operations at Bay District Schools.
“I feel like I went into education to have an impact and influence on students lives and I feel like I was missing that a bit,” Lee said.
Lee has worked and coached at Mosley before as he was the Dolphins head baseball coach from 1999-2004. As head coach, he led the Dolphins to four county championships, four district championships, two regional championships and a 5A State Championship in 2002. Lee also was the head baseball coach at Rutherford High School for five years before that.
He said a big reason for taking the job was to continue building relationships with student athletes and the coaches.
“I’m looking forward to building those same kinda relationships with athletes, and I want to help them. I really do. I look back on my coaching career and I was such a young guy and I remember mistakes I made, so the other part of this is hopefully mentoring coaches,” Lee said.
Lee also has experience as a baseball umpire in the Sunbelt, Suncoast and Atlantic Coast Conferences, where he has umpired in multiple NCAA tournaments. Lee said he might be able to continue umpiring bit while at Mosley.
“Mr. Bullock, if he allows me, we talked a little bit about it and he said hey I would love for you to continue to pursue that,” Lee said. “I would probably scale it back, Mosley High School, I promise you will be my first priority.”
He takes over the position from former AD Josh Vandergrift, who was suspended from the role earlier this year.