TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) - Tupelo schools looked to Mississippi State University to find its new director of communications for the district.
The school district announced that Gregg Ellis will assume the position for the 2018-2019 school year.
He comes to TPSD after spending the previous 10 years as the Associate Director of Athletic Media Relations at MSU where he was responsible for the day-to-day media operations of the men's basketball team and both the men's and women's track and field squads.
The district says Ellis looks to celebrate the schools' teachers, students and athletic programs.
"Dr. Picou's vision is exciting, captivating and forward thinking, and it was the deciding factor in leaving what I consider one of the best jobs in collegiate athletics," Ellis stated. "Both of my kids are products of the Tupelo Public School District. My wife has taught here for 14-plus years. I know personally what a phenomenal district Tupelo has, and I look forward to sharing the stories as to what makes our school district so special through the eyes of all the dedicated principals, teachers and students."