Matt Bell has been selected as Hopkins County Schools director of athletics and special programs. He is currently director of technology for Caldwell County Schools and previously served as director of special programs for Webster County Schools. He will start his new role on July 1.
“I’m humbled to accept the position of director of athletics and special programs for Hopkins County Schools and very excited to be a part of #TeamHopkins,” Bell said. “I can’t wait to begin this new journey and see how we can enhance the opportunities for all students to grow.”
His career has included working as an assistant principal at Webster County High School. He was also a teacher and coach at Hopkins County Central High School, WCHS, South Hopkins Middle School, James Madison Middle School, and Calloway County High School.
Bell has served as president of the Kentucky Athletic Administrators’ Association. Honors include Region 2 Athletic Administrator of the Year, NIAAA National Award of Merit, KHSADA State Athletic Administrator of the Year, and 2nd Region Coach of the Year.
He earned a bachelor’s degree in technology (industrial) education, and master’s degrees in technology (industrial) education and school administration, all from Murray State University.
“Mr. Bell has tremendous experience at the school and district level with athletics and special programs,” said Hopkins County Schools Assistant Superintendent Marty Cline. “He is passionate for students and the activities that enhance their school experiences. He will be a valuable addition to the Hopkins County Schools team.”