Athletic Director

Mr. Darin Aderholt

Phone: 256.233.6613


Degrees and Certifications:

B.S. Mathematics Education, Athens State University M.A. Administration, Alabama A&M University Certified Athletics Administrator

Mr. Darin Aderholt

An Athens native and graduate of Athens High School, Mr. Darin Aderholt has served the Athens City School system for more than two decades in positions of leadership and administration. After 16 years as principal at Julian Newman Elementary, he accepted the position as Athletic Director for Athens City Schools in 2016. Mr. Aderholt brings years of experience and knowledge to this important role. More than anything, he believes in developing student-athletes that understand integrity, sportsmanship and healthy competition. Mr. Aderholt understands that during the formative experiences on and off the field, the Athletic Direcor has a great responsibility to provide the necessary structure and proper management of all athletic teams and events to create an environment and experience that allows our Golden Eagle athletes to become the best they can be. Mr. Aderholt knows that it truly is great to be a Golden Eagle.

  • Message from the AD

    Welcome to the 2017-2018 Athletic Season! The Athletic Department at Athens High School has a long and proud tradition of success, and we are excited to begin another competitive season. Golden Eagle Athletics commits to high standards as we strive to be a championship institution.

    Our athletic department mission is to promote the education and development of students through healthy, balanced and constructive competition. We promote an attitude of discipline, sportsmanship, integrity and leadership to our student-athletes. Our players, coaches and support staff dedicate themselves in making the athletic program a source of pride for the students and the entire Athens community.

    As a part of Athens City Schools, we are commited to the vision of being a community connected by education. In this spirit of One Athens, we sincerely hope our students, boosters, fans and community members will enjoy the journey of Athens Athletics with us for the upcoming season. It's great to be a Golden Eagle!

    Darin Aderholt, Athletic Director