New Covenant is pleased to welcome a new Athletic Director, John Maynard, who will join our team on July 1, 2020. Our search team received applications from three states. Mr. Maynard graduated from the University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill) in 2009 with the BS in Exercise and Sport Science. He has taught students in kindergarten through high school, and coached multiple sports. For the last six years he has served as the Athletic Director of St. Anne’s Catholic School in Rock Hill, South Carolina. In addition, he has served as the president of the athletic conference in which his school competes.
John and his wife, Kelsey, are a committed Christian couple. In addition to his athletic experience, he also brings a strong faith. Working in a faith-based school was important to John, who says, “I feel that I can better reach students and athletes when we can discuss our faith as one of the reasons we do what we do.”
Our entire program will benefit with Coach Maynard leading the athletic staff. Current Athletic Director, Kyle Alexander, has asked to take the position of Assistant Athletic Director to John, supervising team sports and having more presence with physical education in the middle school. He’ll likely continue to coach, but he will also “coach the coaches,” offering support to our coaching staff. Most importantly, parents will continue to benefit from his work with their children, and the school will enjoy exceptionally strong leadership.
When we asked Mr. Maynard what success would look like for him ten years from now, he said, “I would like to win lots of games and championships, of course, but the real success is when a student leaves and you feel like you have prepared them for all that life will bring.” We look forward to introducing the Maynards to our school family.