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Originally published: 2011-06-14 22:28:30
Last modified: 2011-08-26 14:30:53

Link promoted at West Caldwell

by Steve Behr Sports Editor

Former Watauga athletic director and assistant principal Jeff Link was appointed to be the principal at West Caldwell High School by the Caldwell County Board of Education Monday, according to the Lenoir News-Topic.

Link was an assistant principal at West Caldwell in 2010-11. He was also an assistant principal and athletic director at East Burke High School.

Link was the athletic director at Watauga from 2008-09. He started as the AD, but was promoted to assistant principal later in the year. Tom Wright took over and is the current athletic director.

Word spread of his appointment to his West Caldwell post while he was broadcasting a Caldwell County Legion baseball game.

β€œI'm grateful and honored,” he said over the airwaves, according to the News-Topic. β€œIt's very exciting.”

Link takes over for Doug Rhoney, who leaves West Caldwell to be the principal at Alexander Central.