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Athletics Director Search Process

The Opportunity at St. Mary's Academy

St. Mary’s Academy seeks an experienced and dynamic Athletics Director to spearhead a transformation of our K-12 athletics program. We seek an individual with a visionary approach, a proven track record in comprehensive athletics programs, and a passion for building competitive programs tailored for scholar-athletes with a strong desire to succeed. This is more than just a role - it is a mission-critical position with the potential to propel SMA to new levels of impact and accomplishment.

Our ideal candidate is a strategic thinker with a deep commitment to nurturing the development of athletes, fostering a culture of excellence within our Athletics Department, and promoting sportsmanship. 

The next Athletics Director will have the opportunity to advance the program forward within a school that recognizes and passionately embraces the profound importance of sports. With the ability to shape and execute our athletics programs, the candidate be pivotal in steering the trajectory of sports excellence at SMA.

Full Job Description

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To apply, please email your resume and cover letter explaining your interest in St. Mary's Academy to Lyndal Brookhart, Director of Human Resources at

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Internal Search Committee

A diverse and highly qualified team will serve on the internal search committee. Their broad range of skills, experience, and perspectives makes them uniquely positioned to lead the search process. The committee's composition is thoughtful and comprehensive, including faculty and staff members well-versed in SMA and the athletic culture. Thank you to those serving:

  • Dr. Andy Aldrich, Middle School Principal
  • Pamela Applegate, High School Assistant Principal
  • Jenn Bard, Academy Nurse
  • Lyndal Brookhart, Director of Human Resources
  • Roger Brown, Chief Operating Officer
  • Phil Gentry, Interim Athletics Director
  • Kerra Jones, Director of Marketing and Communications
  • Kelly Shipley, Interim Athletics Director

Community stakeholders will also have the opportunity to meet with the two finalist candidates once selected by the committee. 


Search Timeline

Application for submission deadline: Feb. 23, 2024

Semifinalist interviews and finalists interviews completion: March 15, 2024.

The selected candidate will assume the position on our around July 1, 2024.