Mark Hodges is the Athletic Director at the Academy. He grew up in Decatur, Alabama. Mr. Hodges received his B.S. in Business and his B.S. Ed. in Social Science from Athens State College. He received his Masters in Educational Leadership from the University of North Alabama. Prior to joining the Academy as a staff member in 2015, Mark worked for 28 years in public education. Initially he taught and coached football, basketball, and softball for 11 years at Hartselle Jr. High School. He then served as Assistant Principal at Speake High School and then Principal at East Lawrence High School. Afterwards he was an Athletic Director in Madison City Schools for 12 years. He and his wife, Robin, are the parents of 2 children, and have 5 grandchildren. Mark and his wife are active members at Whitesburg Baptist Church. In his spare time, Mr. Hodges enjoys running, working out, and Alabama football. His favorite Bible verse is Isaiah 6:8.