STANFORD - Lincoln County has hired Steve Ralston as its second athletics director for the upcoming school year.
Principal Ty Howard said Ralston has agreed to take the job for one year to help the Patriots fill the void created last week when Don Story resigned to become assistant principal at Stanford Elementary.
Ralston is familiar with the Lincoln athletics program as his daughter, Jenny, and his son, Mike, played for the Patriots. He's also a former coach in the system.
Neither Ralston nor new women's athletics director Julie Lair have ever done the job before, so Howard said he, assistant principal Wes Cornett and Tim Whitis will pitch in to help the two.