Oakley was named to the position in January, filling a vacancy left by Dennis Walls after he’d had the job only a few months.
Oakley said results of a physical he took upon accepting the athletic director position led his doctor to recommend an immediate visit to a cardiologist.
“I had a blockage in one of my arteries, and I had a stent put in back in February,” Oakley said. “Heart disease runs in my family. I have five grandkids, and you have to put things in perspective and realize what is most important. I want to enjoy my family.”
Oakley said he enjoyed working with the Trigg Schools staff and was appreciative of “good working relationships” with high school principal Shannon Burcham, assistant principal Erin Eagleson, superintendent Travis Hamby and coaches.
“We’ve got some good coaches, and it amazes me the support that the athletic programs have in the community,” Oakley said. “If it weren’t for our booster clubs, we couldn’t even put some teams on the field. They’re very dedicated.”