The Ringgold School Board hired Ron McMichael as its athletic director at Wednesday's meeting. McMichael replaces Lloyd Price, who resigned abruptly as Ringgold's athletic director and football coach in late March.
McMichael is the athletic director at The Neighborhood Academy, a college-preporatory school for low-income students located in Pittsburgh. McMichael started the athletic program at the school, which competes in the WPIAL.
McMichael lives in the Ringgold school district and his wife Jen is an assistant track coach. McMichael also helps compile a WPIAL boys track honor roll with Steve Tinker at wpialboysaatrack.webs.com.
In other Ringgold news, Brett Grandstrand has resigned as baseball coach. Grandstrand, a former Pittsburgh Pirates draft pick who spent three years with the Washington Wild Things, went 15-23 in two seasons. Ringgold completed its season Monday.