DORCHESTER COUNTY, SC (WCSC) - Dorchester County School District 2 named the new athletic directors for Ashley Ridge and Summerville High Schools Wednesday afternoon.
The district named Randall Tucker the new athletic director at Ashley Ridge High School and Brion Rutherford the new Athletic Director at Summerville High School.
Both Tucker and Rutherford are currently administrators in DD2, according to district spokesperson Pat Raynor.
Tucker began his career in education in 2003 teaching at Wando High School in Charleston County before coming to Summerville High School in 2005 as a physical education teacher and assistant varsity boys' basketball coach, according to a release from the school district. He taught at Oakbrook Middle School in the 2010-2011 school year, then joined the staff at Ashley Ridge High as an assistant principal in 2011, where he served as an athletic game administrator for all sports and assistant varsity football coach. Tucker also coached track and field, basketball, football, and baseball during his career.
In 2004, Tucker was named SC Assistant Track Coach of the Year and Region 8 AAAA Track and Field Coach of the Year in 2004 and 2005. A graduate of Stratford High School in Berkeley County, Tucker earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Education from Winthrop University and a Masters of Education in Educational Leadership from The Citadel.
Rutherford began his career in Dorchester School District Two in 1999 teaching physical education at Summerville High School. During his six years there, he also coached in several sports program including varsity football, varsity track and field, and junior varsity basketball. For the next seven years, Rutherford served as assistant principal at DuBose Middle School and Summerville High School before being named principal of Oakbrook Middle School in 2012. During this time he has served in a variety of coaching positions in a number of high school sports programs. Rutherford received a Bachelor of Science Degree from Newberry College and a Masters Degree in Secondary Education from The Citadel.
They will assume their new positions overseeing all sports programs at the schools with the 2015-2016 school year, Raynor said.