Hartsville High names new athletics director
By Bobby Bryant, Editor
A reporter last Thursday asked Brad Boob, the new athletics director for Hartsville High School, if he worried about the pressure he was going to be under. “The community is so supportive, you don’t always feel the pressure, you feel the support,” Boob replied. At a news conference, HHS Principal Corey Lewis announced that Boob, formerly assistant athletics director at the school, was being promoted to athletics director. In May, HHS athletics director Barry Harley announced that, after two years in the post, he was stepping down. “I was one of the finalists last time for the athletics director job,” Boob said. “Coach Harley … took me right under his wing. He just prepared me for this day. … He’s prepared me a ton. There’s going to be a lot of learning still to do.” “It’s a dream come true, going down this path,” he added. “This is one of the top schools in the state. … It’s such an awesome opportunity.” “I’m extremely excited; the tradition of the Red Fox family is unbelievable,” Boob said. He said it was a privilege “to just be able to step into the shoes of the people before me.” “I understand what directions we’re headed in, but I also understand what directions we’ve already been in. … The good thing is the foundation there,” he said. Boob said he has worked in various capacities for HHS for about 12 years. “Hartsville’s the only place I’ve been since I started out of college.” Introducing Boob, Principal Lewis said: “He has set a goal, and I know no one who has worked as hard as he has to achieve that goal.” Boob lives in Hartsville with his wife, Kristi, and three daughters: Bailee, Kallie and Kamryn.