Bennett is a Finalist


Richmond Hill High School’s Stacy Bennett is a finalist for the National Athletic Director of the Year Award. This award is sponsored by Varsity Brands, a combination of BSN Sports, Varsity Spirit, and Herff Jones. Bennett is one of 13 finalists up for the award.

Bennett, originally from Athens, Georgia, attended Oconee County High School. In the Fall of 2000, he moved to Savannah to attend Armstrong Atlantic State University and play baseball. After three years at AASU, Stacy was selected in the 14th Round of the Major League Baseball Amateur Draft by the New York Mets. Returning to AASU in 2006, he completed his degree in Economics. Prior to becoming athletic director, Bennett was the head baseball coach at RHHS. He was named Region Coach of the Year from 2013-2016. Bennett is an Assistant Principal at Richmond Hill High School and became the school’s athletic director in 2022 (promoted from assistant following the retirement of Mickey Bayens). Bennett was also recently named GHSA Region

1-AAAAAAA Athletic Director of the Year. Currently, the Baseball and Boy’s and Girl’s Lacrosse teams are in the Georgia High School State Playoffs Sweet 16. The Boy’s and Girl’s Soccer teams finished up this week advancing to the Elite 8!

“I am very honored and appreciative for the nomination, but even more excited for the attention it brings to Richmond Hill High School and this community. We have an amazing group of coaches and athletes, and support from the Bryan County BOE, administration, parents, and the Richmond Hill community. We are all in a very special place!” says Bennett.

Stacy Bennett and his wife Elizabeth (Principal at Richmond Hill Middle Schoo) have two sons—Brody and Carson. We appreciate all that both of you do for our children!