Athletics Staff

Calvary Day Athletics Head Coaches


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  • Phillip Lee - Director of Athletics / Varsity Coach 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.
  • 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 / Varsity Coach Girls Basketball

    Daniel serves as Assistant AD for Operations and Varsity Girls Basketball head coach.  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.
  • Laura Spivey - Youth Academy/Lower School Sports/Varsity Softball

    I coach to pass on the passion for softball and the life lessons I learned along my own journey. The coaches that molded me into who I am today held their players to higher standards. These are the same standards I strive to ingrain in my players today. Instilling the fundamentals of hard work, discipline, sportsmanship and respect will help inspire these young women to become well rounded adults with strong character.


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  • Brooks Climmons - Wrestling

    The reason ‘Why’ I coach is to help each individual reach their potential in life.
  • Phillip Yount - Boys Lacrosse

    I coach because I love to pour into the kids and help form meaningful relationships. The skills taught in team sport are important, but are second to the life long relationship you could share.
  • Mark Cribbs - Clay Target

  • Grant Butler - Boys and Girls Tennis

  • Ansel Maynard

    Ansel Maynard - Esports

    I coach to share my passion for competitive gaming and to develop young adults into the best versions of themselves. I coach to promote the growing community of competitive gaming, develop professionalism and teamwork, and guide athletes to be christ-centered individuals.
  • Ashlyn Brant- Swimming Co-Head Coach

    I coach because I love students and I love the complexity of swimming. Swimming is a special sport and it takes a lot of endurance and strength. I am so grateful I get the opportunity to pour into these kids the love of God, and the sport of swimming. The long hours of practice outside of school are some of the most rewarding because of the goals we set and work for/achieve, the relationships formed, and the life lessons we learn together.
  • Rebekah Matthews - Swimming Co-Head Coach

    Coaching allows me to share my passion for swimming and the Lord. I not only get to challenge them to excel in the pool but also challenge them in their walk with the Lord. That is a true honor and a pleasure and I strive to be the best I can for them and to honor God.
  • Scepter Brownlee - Varsity Boys Basketball

    If Jesus Christ saved my soul, then basketball saved my life. I played a variety of sports growing up, but basketball was my passion. I was fortunate to encounter great coaches who used basketball to teach me what it meant to be a good person, a hard worker, and a leader. I coach to pay homage to the coaches who helped me chase my dreams. I want to help young people unlock God's plan for their life, and be a guide to alert them of life's many pitfalls and distractions. Basketball is my platform, but Christ is the WAY and the WHY.
  • Chad Carver - 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.
  • Bailey Thornton

    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.
  • Taylor King

    Taylor King - 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.
  • Brooke Cameron - Varsity Volleyball
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Team Physician

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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