Gearheart takes over as PHS Athletic Director

By Steve LeMaster - [email protected]

PRESTONSBURG – Prestonsburg High School girls’ basketball head coach Brandon Gearheart is busier than usual these days. Gearheart is Prestonsburg High School’s new athletic director. He replaced John DeRossett, who remains the Prestonsburg High School football program’s head coach.

Gearheart is excited to be able to work with all of the PHS sports programs.

“I’m very honored and humbled to be named the athletic director at Prestonsburg High School,” Gearheart said. “Coach John DeRossett did an awesome job last year in the position and I appreciate Mr. (Jerry) Butcher for entrusting me with the tremendous responsibility of overseeing day-to-day operations of our sports programs and monitoring our student-athletes. I will do my very best.”

Gearheart appreciates the new opportunity and values what he’s already learned from others.

“Jackie Day Crisp, who is now retired and very missed at PHS, and Coach John DeRossett, took me under their wings and showed me the ropes when I got here and that means the world to me,” Gearheart added. “I’m very lucky to have had the opportunity to see the ins and outs of the job by learning from them firsthand. They were and still are good mentors and even better men. I’ll do my best to make them proud. Being a Blackcat has brought a ton of joy into my life and I’m very proud to be a part of Prestonsburg High. My fellow teachers, the administration, janitors, cooks, and students make it a very special place to work. It can be a little overwhelming with all of the duties and responsibilities but very rewarding as well with being able to serve our school. I’m very blessed and grateful to be serving in Floyd County Schools at such an exciting time of accomplishment and achievement. I’m blessed beyond measure.”

By Steve LeMaster

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Steve LeMaster is the editor of The Floyd County Times. He can be reached at (606) 886-8506.

Steve LeMaster is the editor of The Floyd County Times. He can be reached at (606) 886-8506.

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