Dike named as Warren County’s new athletic director

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Former Buckingham County High School athletic director Ed Dike has been named to the same position at Warren County.

The Warren County School Board appointed Dike as Warren County’s new AD during a meeting on Thursday. Dike is scheduled to begin his duties on Monday.

Dike replaces Jim Grooms, who resigned as the school’s AD following the spring season.

A graduate of James Madison University, Dike also holds a master’s degree In Special Education from the University of Virginia. He has more than 25 years of experience in the Virginia public schools system, having taught at Louisa County (1989-2001), Monticello 2001-2012) and Buckingham County (2012-2014), where he served as the school’s AD the past two years.

Dike attended Fork Union Military Academy and then played football at JMU. After college he played semi-professionally and had several NFL and CFL tryouts. At Louisa County, his coaching experience included serving as head varsity wrestling coach, assistant football coach, head boys tennis coach, head boys soccer coach and weightlifting supervisor. He was the head wrestling coach, assistant varsity softball coach, head junior varsity softball coach and junior varsity girls soccer coach at Monticello.

Dike is a Registered Athletic Administrator (R.A.A.) through the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association’s certification program. He has served in various capacities as a representative and board member with the Virginia High School league, and has been a VHSL football official with the Piedmont Valley Football Officials Association since 1999.