Welcome to the Montgomery County Schools Athletics Information Site. We are very proud of our student athletes. Academics is an essential component of each athlete's participation and success. Athletes are required to maintain acceptable grades and attendance.

As a progressive school system on the way to being Top Ten in Kentucky we offer a wide range of extracurricular and athetic opportunities for students from elementary through high school. We encourage students to become involved, and parents and community members to show support.

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Athletic Leadership

Phil Rison, Assistant Superintendent
CMAA (Certified Master Athletic Administrator)


Phil Rison, Assistant Superintendent, is responsible for oversight of district operations, including the athletic program. Mr. Rison has a great deal of experience and knowledge regarding athletics. He currently serves as President of the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association, an 8,700 member professional development service organization focusing in the areas of education, leadership, and service. Mr. Rison has been a part of the organization for 19 years, and has spent 13 of those as a national instructor throughout the country for three leadership training courses that deal with legal issues such as sexual harassment, fair labor standards, and constitutional law. Mr. Rison has played an active role in athletics in Montgomery County since he joined the district as a business education instructor at the high school in 1986, including coaching duties in basketball and baseball. He has also served as the High School Assistant Principal and Athletic Director, district Director of Buildings and Grounds, and as part of his current Assistant Superintendent duties, is the district's Director of Pupil Personnel. Following his year as President of NIAAA, Mr. Rison will complete a one-year term as Past President.




Gene Heffington, Montgomery County High School Athletic Director

CAA (Certified Athletic Administrator)

Gene Heffington is the Montgomery County High School Athletic Director. Gene has been in education/athletics for 39 years with the last 14 in athletic administration. He served as Athletic Director at Oldham County High School, North Oldham High School, South Oldham Middle School, Union County High School, prior to joining the Montgomery County School System in 2011. He has been actively involved in the past with programs/organizations such as the KABC Coaches vs. Cancer Program, Athletic Directors Fight Cancer Program, Metro Area Athletic Directors Association, Hall of Fame Committee with the Metro (Louisville Area) AD Association, Legislative Committee with the Kentucky High School Athletic Directors Association, served as the Region 8 Representative on the KHSADA Board for 8 years, currently serves as the 10th Region Representative on the KHSADA Board of Directors, serves on the State Conference Planning Committee, has been a speaker at the State Conference, has been a delegate representing Kentucky at multiple National AD Conferences, served as tournament manager for many KHSAA post-season events in various sports, and in 2003 won the State Award of Merit in recognition of outstanding leadership and achievement in interscholastic athletic administration.


Assistant Athletic Directors

Montgomery County High School:

Bart Rison is a retired educator with a storied athletic career as an umpire, basketball coach, and softball coach. He presently serves as a Driver Education instructor at Montgomery County High School, as well as head softball coach and assistant athletic director.



McNabb Middle School:

John Vice teaches "Gateway to Technology" an engineering program at McNabb Middle School. He also serves as the middle school's athletic director and head baseball coach.






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