Lowry Retires, Mizzell New BHS A.D.

Barry Mizzell

Barry Mizzell

BLYTHEWOOD (June 2, 2016) – Blythewood High School’s first and only baseball coach will be taking over for the school’s first and only Athletic Director, the high school announced last week, as Barry Mizzell steps into the shoes of the retiring Vince Lowry.

“It has been a wonderful run, and I hope people will view my job here as done well,” Lowry told The Voice last week. “It has been a wonderful 11 years, and I will miss the kids, co-workers, community and everyone involved with this very special place.”

Mizzell was one of Lowry’s first hires when Lowry took the A.D. reigns in 2005, picking him up from Richland Northeast where he had won six region championships and the 2001 4A state baseball title. Mizzell was also an interim Athletic Director at RNE in 2004.

Mizzell lead the Bengals to five region titles, including four in a row between 2011 and 2014. In 2013, Mizzell managed the Bengals to the state championship series against Lexington. He leaves his position as head baseball coach with an overall career record of 480-243.

“I’m very excited to be in a position to work for all of our teams on campus,” Mizzell said. “Being here since the school opened, I’ve been able to see the growth in all of our programs over the past 11 years. I’m looking forward to doing what I can to help that growth continue.”

The Richland 2 School Board gave the OK to Mizzell during their May 24 meeting. A replacement for Mizzell on the baseball diamond had not been named at press time.