GHSA names Dr. Tim Scott as successor to Dr. Robin Hines

The Georgia High School Association board of trustees has named Dalton Public Schools Superintendent, Dr. Tim Scott, as the new GHSA Executive Director. Dr. Scott will replace Dr. Robin Hines who has held the title since 2017 and is retiring from the position this summer.

Scott was approved as the new GHSA Executive Director on Monday and will officially take over the role beginning on July 1.

“I am super excited about the opportunity,” said Dr. Scott. “From the time I was coaching through being a high school assistant principal on up to being a superintendent, I have had an opportunity to work with the GHSA and it’s a great organization. Dr. Hines has done an outstanding job and I believe that the GHSA is one of the best organizations like itself in the country, and I am super excited to join their family.”

As the superintendent of Dalton Public Schools, Dr. Scott has been in charge of the school system since 2018 and was the only candidate that the GHSA executive committee of 75 people nominated to replace Dr. Hines as Executive Director.

He has served in a plethora of positions in his career preparing him for his current role, starting as a teacher, an assistant football coach, and head wrestling coach at Northside-Warner Robins, to now the future Executive Director of the GHSA.

“I hope I am as prepared as I can be,” Scott said. “The experiences that I have been through as a coach, admin, superintendent and then I have been in different parts of the state, I have been as far south as Dublin, Georgia and I have been in the middle Georgia area, the Metro Atlanta area in both Cobb County and Douglas County and then of course up there in the North Georgia mountains at Dalton. So you know I have been all over the state, I have been in large districts and I have been in small districts, I do believe that helps prepare me, but I am also going to lean on Dr. Hines. Him and I are good friends, he’s a great leader and of course we are going to work closely with him while we transition and move into the role. He is doing a great job and great things, and I want to keep that going.”

Since the role was established in 1946, Scott will be the seventh full-time Executive Director in the association’s history. Like his predecessor, Dr. Scott is the only other person to be promoted from within since Hines seven years ago. While the two will get a chance to work together for almost a month during the transition period, Dr. Scott wants to soak up any advice that Dr. Hines has given him to keep the organization running smoothly.

“I think it is really important that I listen to folks, and be accessible. I think those are important things and I think he has done a magnificent job of that. He gets out around the state and he makes himself available for questions and to talk about the business of the Georgia High School Association and he shared that with me and it is something that I want to keep going too because, people sometimes will have questions and I want to make sure we are available to talk about things and discuss things and I want to make sure we continue to do that.”

Dr. Scott is a graduate of Georgia College and State University, and received his Educational Leadership degree from Troy State University and his doctorate from Argosy University. For Dr. Scott, taking over as Executive Director of the GHSA is a huge opportunity to display the impact of Georgia high school sports on the state and how the talent-level of the athletes and the people that come from Georgia are some of the best in the country.

“We are very competitive, we have great athletes in the state, the officials association and the work we do with safety protocols for athletics, there are just a number of things like that, that make it a great organization. The volunteers, the people that work and love Georgia and love Georgia athletics and what the Georgia High School Association is about. I mean I think it’s a team working together,” said Dr. Scott.

Dr. Scott stated on multiple occasions his excitement to join the GHSA family and to continue the stellar-work of his predecessor, Dr. Hines, as he moves forward in his new role.


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