Busby promoted to AD at Porters Chapel Academy|[7/10/06]

Published 12:00 am Monday, July 10, 2006

Chris Busby has a lot on his plate these days.

The 27-year-old is a full-time college student, an assistant baseball coach at Porters Chapel Academy, and also the head coach of the school’s junior high football team. And now, just for kicks, he’s adding another helping of responsibility on top of that – the job of athletic director.

Busby has been hired as PCA’s new athletic director, replacing Chris Etheridge, who will stay on to coach softball and basketball.

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&#8220It’s definitely going to be a challenge. I’ve been around the school in some shape or form since 1992 or ‘93, so I know how the school works and where to go to get things done,” Busby said. &#8220This is exactly what I want to do.”

Busby was a star athlete in baseball and football during his high school days at Porters Chapel, and has helped coach those teams – as well as the fledgling soccer program – off and on since he graduated in 1997. At the same time, he has been working toward a degree in physical eduaction and biology. He’ll continue taking classes at Alcorn State as he takes on the new jobs at PCA.

Busby said he’ll trade the soccer job for the AD position to even out the workload.

&#8220Other than the AD job, I’ve been doing the same thing for three years. All I’m doing is adding the AD to it and taking away soccer,” he said. &#8220It’s the same load.”

A new soccer coach has yet to be named.

Busby will oversee PCA’s athletic program during a time of transition. The school has a new headmaster, Lynn Baker, and will move up to Class AA in the Mississippi Private School Association in the fall.

&#8220We’re moving up to AA, things are changing, things are looking up. They’re moving forward, and I want to keep them going that way,” Busby said.