Longtime Lamar High School coach and AD, Alan Poole announces retirement


Longtime coach, athletics director and educator, Alan Poole, announced his retirement this week, from Lamar High School.

The current assistant principal at Lamar High School, Carlos Burgess, has been appointed the new athletics director. The search for a new assistant principal will be begin before the end of the current academic year.

According to a release from Darlington County School District:

Poole served the past 37 years in education. He taught Social Studies, coached multiple sports and served as athletics director during his 15 years at LHS. Prior to his time at LHS, Poole worked at Spaulding Middle School.
“We appreciate all Coach Poole has done for the students, athletes and families of Lamar High School over the years,” said Dr. Tim Newman, district superintendent. “We wish him all the best in retirement.”