Mark Bihl has resigned as Washington High School athletic director.
He was approved as a high school intervention specialist by the Greenfield Exempted Village Board of Education on June 8.
Bihl, who spent the past three school years as the high school’s athletic director, will remain with Washington City Schools until July 31. The WCHCS Board of Education approved his resignation at Monday’s board meeting.
“I missed out on a lot of time with my wife and kids,” Bihl said. “We prayed a lot about what to do and came to the conclusion that it was time for me to go back into the classroom to be more present for my family.
“I enjoyed my time serving my Alma Mater,” Bihl said.
“He had decided for personal reasons that he wanted to resign as his position as athletic director and has taken a teaching position with Greenfield, so he will be going back into the classroom as an intervention specialist and we certainly wish him the best,” Washington Court House City Schools Superintendent Dr. Tom Bailey said on Monday. “We appreciate all he has done for the district. He still lives in the county and will be around a lot I am sure.”
Dr. Bailey also said on Monday that the district had about 20 applicants for the position and will be vetting those individuals to see who is the best match.
“We don’t have the process set up yet but the posting just closed a few hours ago,” Bailey said. “We will be vetting all of the applicants and will be bringing in all the applicants we feel could possibly be a good replacement. It will probably be a multi-step process and definitely prior to July 1 we plan on having someone on board.”