Bay searching for new athletic director

PANAMA CITY, Fla (WJHG/WECP) - There's a big opening for an area high school's athletic department.

Bay Prinicipal Billy May sent an email Wednesday stating the high school is losing athletic director Vern Barth. Coach Barth moves to Tommy Smith Elementary as the assistant administrator.

Tommy Smith's gain is Bay's loss.

"These are huge shoes to fill given coach Barth's level of level of commitment to the students and to Bay High School," Principal May said in an email. "He will certainly be missed."

May says they are advertising the A.D. job internally for now.