RCHS Names Mike Gale As New AD, Lollis Prepares To Retire

Jonathan Schwab


Wednesday, May 13 – The Rockbridge County School Board approved Mike Gale as the new athletic director at Rockbridge County High School at its meeting on Tuesday evening. Gale will replace Rick Lollis, who is retiring at the end of the school after 36 years in education.

Lollis has had multiple stints as the athletic director, including the past four years, and has coached several sports teams.

Gale has been the boys basketball coach at Stuarts Draft High School in Augusta County for the past 14 years, and he’s coached golf at Draft for the past 12 years. Before his head coaching coaching years, Gale was a physical education teacher at Stewart Gordon Middle School in Fort Defiance and a junior varsity basketball coach at Fort Defiance High School.

For the full story on this change, welcoming Gale and looking back on Lollis’s career, please see our May 20 newspaper.