Raised in North Carolina, Mr. Hardy graduated from NC State University with a degree in Multidisciplinary Studies, with a minor in Coaching. He went on to receive his teaching certification in Physical Education from the University of Arizona. Prior to his arrival at Calvary Day, Mr. Hardy served as an athletic administrator in Texas and Arkansas, and has nearly 25 years experience working in independent schools as a teacher, coach, and administrator. He holds the CAA (Certified Athletic Administrator) certification from NIAAA. He loves to explore the city and surrounding areas of Savannah, eat great food, and spend quality time adventuring with his wife Allison.
Ken Shaw - Associate Director of Athletics
Ken Shaw comes to Calvary Day School with over 10+ years of experience in Athletics Administration. His most recent employment was at The Summit School in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. His focus areas are middle school athletics, coaches professional development, and all logistics including scheduling. He will also serve as Calvary's liaison to S.P.A.L. (Savannah Parochial Athletic League) for middle school sports. Ken holds the CMAA (Certified Master Athletic Administrator) certification from NIAAA.
Daniel Jackson - Asst. Director of Athletics
Daniel serves as Assistant AD for Operations. His impact is felt in many areas he coaches and impacts the whole child for growth. Daniel earned a B.A. in Business, Sociology and Justice Studies from Georgia Southern University. His life verse is Psalm 91:1-2.
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Bailey Thornton - Varsity Cheer
I coach to not only share my love for cheerleading, but to share my love for others and the Lord. I coach to instill confidence in young women and show them how to overcome obstacles and challenges, in all aspects of life. I coach so that students know they can excel in what God has called them to do while showing the love of Christ to those around them. I want my athletes to know they have someone who believes in them so they can believe in themselves.
Chad Carver - Varsity Boys Basketball, Varsity Golf
I coach to nurture the development of young people both individually and collectively through hard work and love with a strong belief in themselves, and others to reach a common goal.
Adam Williams - Varsity Volleyball
Jackie Hamilton - Varsity Girls Basketball
I coach to develop my players to be their very best, to teach them the value of teamwork and for them to have a rewarding experience.
Seth Hargrove - Varsity Wrestling
I coach in order to act as a catalyst for unlocking young men and women's full potential in practicing and implementing habits of mind that will prepare them for a 21 century workforce and Christ-centered existence.
Trisha Jennings - Varsity Softball
Coaching is God’s plan for me and always has been. I am passionate about coaching because I want to give my team the type of coach I never had. One that is patient, kind, and fun but still direct.
Taylor King - Flag Football/ Bass Fishing
I coach to serve and lead our young people through Christ so they can become better Christians, sons/daughters, siblings, leaders, students, young adults, and student-athletes.
Andy Korta - Cross Country/Track & Field
Why I coach: I coach to share my personal enthusiasm for competitive running. I coach to help kids to utilize their talents that they never thought they had and achieve success that they never thought was possible. I coach because I firmly believe that the mental, emotional and physical skills needed to be a successful runner translate to being successful in life. Lastly, I coach because I want to share the parallels of biblical teachings to competitive running.
E.J. Kubiak - Varsity Girls Soccer
I coach to create an impactful experience for young athletes to learn the game of soccer, grow in their character, practice professionalism, and build relationships that point athletes to Christ.
Phillip Lee - Varsity Baseball
The reason why I got into coaching is because of the impact that I believe a coach has on a student athlete's life. The life lessons and relationships that are learned and built through athletics are priceless.
Doug Pesce - Varsity Swimming
I coach swimming to invest in students and help them acquire a skill that they can use for the rest of their lives. I coach swimming to develop relationships with student athletes. I coach swimming to help athletes of all ability levels to learn how to work hard, set goals, and improve. I coach swimming as a way to connect with students and show them Jesus.
Jonathan Saxon - Esports
I coach to bring together my students in a fun competitive atmosphere where they can grow as teammates as well as people.
Mark Stroud - Varsity Football
I coach to positively impact student athletes to help them become the person Christ created them to be by providing a Christ centered habitat , developing relationships and modeling Christ like traits.
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David N. Palmer, MD - Team Physician
David Palmer, MD is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon with specialty training in sports medicine. Dr. Palmer received his medical degree and completed his internship at the University of Florida in Gainesville. He followed his internship with a medical residency at the University of Missouri in Kansas City. After completing his residency he pursued additional training at the Medical College of Virginia in Richmond. Specializing in treating athletes and athletic conditions, Dr. Palmer found his passion for sports medicine while playing linebacker for the Florida State Seminoles. Observing and interacting with the team’s trainers gave him the desire to pursue a career in orthopedic medicine. Dr. Palmer has been in practice with Optim Orthopedics for 22 years; seeing patients in Savannah and the surrounding areas. He has proudly served as the team physician for Calvary Day School for three years. To learn more about Dr. Palmer, please visit optimorthopedics.com