Opelika, AL—Mike Pugh, former Opelika High School head basketball coach and most recently Huntington College head basketball coach, has been named the new athletic director at Opelika High School. Pugh spent ten years as the men’s head basketball coach at Huntington College before retiring in June of 2016. Prior to that, he was the head basketball coach at Opelika High School for seven years. He also spent many years as the head basketball coach and athletic director at Enterprise Community College. “We are extremely excited to have Mike back in our program as the athletic director. We think he brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the position,” commented Mark Neighbors, Opelika City Schools Superintendent.
Pugh has been retired for the last year and is looking forward to starting in the new position at OHS. “You miss the kids and the relationships,” stated Pugh. “I can’t wait to get started at Opelika as the new athletic director. I hope that my 40 years of coaching experience will help the coaches and students continue to be successful.”
In his forty years of coaching, Mike Pugh has coached a number of sports including basketball, football, baseball, golf, and track. Mike and his wife Suzanne have five children and eight grandchildren.