Press Release: Jim Presnell named EHS Boys and Girls Head Track and Field Coach

Posted On: Friday, July 21, 2023

Press Release

July 21, 2023

ECS would like to announce Jim Presnell has accepted the role as the new EHS Boys and Girls Head Track and Field Coach. Mr. Jim Presnell has been active within the ECS system for 28 years.

Jim Presnell served as athletic director, track and field/cross country head coach and girls' basketball coach. He is a seasoned athlete and well known in the community for his lifelong accomplishments.


1973 State Champion in discus

1974 University of Tennessee, NCAA National champions

1978-1980 North Cobb High School, AL Track and Cross-Country Coach

1980-2008 Elizabethton High School, Track, Cross Country, Football Coach and Athletic Director (7years)

2008-2010 Milligan College, Assistant Track and Cross-Country Coach

2010-2012 Oxford High, AL Head track and Cross-Country Coach

2012-2014 Bob Jones High, AL; Head Track and Cross-Country coach

2014-2020Athens High School; Football and track coach

2021-2023 Volunteer assistant, Elizabethton Track.




Accolades:       2013 AHSAA Cross Country Championships- Girls 6A 4th place

2011 AHSAA Track Championships- Girls 6A 9th place.

2011 Track-Oxford High School-18 school records broken.

2010 AHSAA Cross Country Championships-Boys 6A 12th place

2008-2010- Broke every school record in the throws at Milligan College in both Men’s and Women’s events. (4 National Qualifiers)

USA Track and Field Level 1 Certification

2005 Boys State Cross Country Coach of the Year

                        2005 Nominated National Coach of the Year

                        2003 TSSAA Boy’s A-AA State Runners-up- Cross Country        

                        2004 TSSAA Boy’s A-AA State Champions Cross Country

                        2005 TSSAA Boy’s A-AA State Runner-up Cross Country

                        2006 TSSAA Boy’s A-AA 5th place - Track State Meet.

                        2006 TSSAA Girl’s A-AA 3rd place – Cross Country

                        2007 TSSAA Girl’s A-AA 4th place – Cross Country

                        1980-Present 22 individual state champions in track and cross country

(State champion coached events- Shot Put, Discus, Long Jump, Triple Jump, 110 Hurdles, 300 Hurdles, 1600, 3200, 4x800 Relay, Cross country, numerous top 3 finishes in sprints and sprint relays)

Scholarship Athletes: 16 track and cross-country athletes have signed for a college scholarship in the last 6 years to compete on the next level.


ECS is excited to have Jim Presnell step into this role.

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