Dr. James R. Hines, Jr.

Executive Director
706-647-7473, ext. 41

Robin began his tenure as GHSA Executive Director in June, 2017.  As the Executive Director, his responsibilities include the day-to-day administration of the GHSA, by-law interpretations, student eligibility, hardships, and the Coach’s Education Program.

Robin  holds a B.S.Ed. and M.Ed. from Valdosta State University and an Ed.D. from Nova Southeastern University.  He previously served in the Houston County School System as principal of Northside High School, Assistant Superintendent for School Operations and Superintendent of Schools. He also served as high school principal in Jackson and Charlton Counties. During his career in education Dr. Hines has served as a teacher, coach, athletic director, assistant principal, principal, assistant superintendent and superintendent.

Robin is from Thomasville, GA and is married to his college sweetheart, the former Kim Dilling of Warner Robins. Kim is a retired Kindergarten teacher. They have three children, Melissa, Ashley and Bobby.

Melissa is a special education teacher in the Madison County School System in Danielsville, GA. She has two children, Bryce and Ellie. Ashley is the Director of Women’s Ministries for FCA at the University of Georgia and is married to Will Reynolds, Operations Assistant for Storied Development and Volunteer Assistant Coach for UGA Men's Tennis. They have four children, Piper, Jacob, Turner, and Benjamin. Bobby is a graduate of UGA in Athletic Training and earned his doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of North Georgia. He is a Physical Therapist in Athens, GA. He is married to the former Rachel Wheeler of Seattle, WA. Rachel is the owner/operator at "Strike 1st Soccer" in Athens.

Robin is a motorcycle enthusiast, musician and enjoys golf.