Darlington School: Private Boarding School in Georgia
Darlington School: Private Boarding School in Rome, GA
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Mark Tunnell

Associate Director of Day Admission, 6-12

Mark Tunnell has served as assistant director of admission at Darlington since 2012 and took on the additional role of director of day admission in 2014. He currently serves as the assistant middle school girls’ basketball coach, assistant varsity girls’ basketball coach, and head JV girls’ basketball coach. He has also coached varsity tennis at Darlington. Mark holds a B.S. in Business Administration from Shorter College and served the school as assistant director of admission and, later, as the director of alumni relations. He also has more than a decade of experience in sales. Mark enjoys spending time with his family and is an avid basketball fan. He and his wife Kim, director of fine arts at Darlington, are the parents of Jack (’15), Hillary (’18) and Sarah (’22).

Girls J.V. Basketball

Head Coach

Girls Varsity Basketball

Assistant Coach

College Education
B.A. Shorter College

Tigers win tight match to claim state title, unbeaten season

May 14, 2023
The Darlington varsity girls' tennis team's state championship victory on May 13 clinched Darlington’s first state championship in girls tennis since 2006 and completed an undefeated 23-0 season.

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2023 Girls' Tennis State Champions

May 13, 2023
The Darlington girls' tennis team won the 2023 GHSA Single A Division I State Championship at the Rome Tennis Center at Berry College, defeating Mount Vernon 3-2. They finished the season with an undefeated record of 23-0.  

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Episode 101: Winter Varsity Sports Recap

March 16, 2023
In this episode, senior day student Ryland Scott talks with varsity coaches Garvin Edwards (wrestling), Leigh Hadaway (swim and dive), Mark Tunnell (girls' basketball) and Nathan West (boys' basketball) about the winter athletic season at Darlington. You'll hear a little bit about each team and their highlights of the winter season, from the preseason to team bonding to their accomplishments and more. 

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Podcast Episode 34: Winter Sports Preview

December 2, 2021
In this episode, Head of School Brent Bell talks with varsity coaches Leigh Hadaway (swimming), Mark Tunnell (girls' basketball) and Nathan West (boys' basketball) about the winter athletic season at Darlington. 

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8th Grade Scavenger Hunt: Mr. Tunnell's Advisees

August 18, 2021
Mr. Tunnell's eighth grade advisees competed in the middle school scavenger hunt.

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BASKETBALL: Darlington sweeps middle school title games

February 5, 2019
Read the Rome News-Tribune article about the Tigers' middle school basketball victories at the Floyd County Athletic Association championships.

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End of the Year for Superfan

Athletics | Preston Jacobs '07 , May 18, 2017
After a great year of accomplishments, it's time to wish well all our amazing Superfans.

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2016 RN-T All-Area Tennis Teams

August 7, 2016
Read the Aug. 7 Rome News-Tribune article about the All-Area tennis team, which includes eight members of Darlington's tennis team.

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TENNIS: Pace Academy halts Lady Tigers’ state run

April 30, 2016
Darlington loses to Pace Academy in tennis in the Class AA semifinals, 3-1, finishing the season with a 13-2 record.

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TENNIS: Darlington girls advance to final four

April 28, 2016
The Lady Tigers secure a Class AA quarterfinal win in tennis over Bleckley County on Wednesday, landing Darlington a spot in the tournament's final four.

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