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PR announces new AD: Ina Thompson
Porter Ridge High School has announced a new Athletic Director! Current athletic director, Bill Rogers, will retire at the end of June and Ina Thompson will take his place.
Thompson is a Union County native and graduate of Piedmont High School and Wingate University. She is one of the original teachers who opened Porter Ridge in 2005 and is the original women's basketball coach for PR.
Her accolades as a coach include:
- Turned a brand new team into a perennial playoff team with 8 playoff appearances in 10 years
- Program’s record 184-84, 3 Conference Titles, 3 Conference Tournament Titles, 4 Holiday Tournament Titles, 3 Sectional Runner Up, and Western Regional Runner Up
- 3 Time Conference Coach of the Year
- 2013 Western Regional Coach of the Year
- 2013 Charlotte Observer Coach of the Year
When asked what she looks forward to doing as AD at PR, Thompson replied, “I will encourage all student athletes to apply determination and hard work to their lives, both on and off the field. I look forward to continued success with our athletic department, coaching staff, and working with the Porter Ridge community.”
Written by: Regina Snelson - Media Specialist
Posted: Jun 12, 2015 by Regina Snelson