Welcome to Episode 86 of The Darlington Podcast!
In this episode, senior day student Ryland Scott talks with varsity coaches Tommy Atha (football), Brant Evans (cross country), Christina Kopp (volleyball), Matt Larry (softball) and Melissa Smyly (football cheerleading) about the fall athletic season at Darlington. You'll hear a little bit about each team and their highlights of the fall season, from summer workouts to team bonding to their accomplishments and more.
Tommy Atha has taught P.E. at Darlington since 1993 and also serves as an assistant athletic director and head varsity football coach.
Brant Evans came to Darlington in 2008 and currently serves as dean of student life at the Upper School. He also teaches AP government classes and coaches boys' and girls' cross country.
Christina Kopp has taught art for grades Pre-K to 8 since 2019 and is the head coach of the varsity volleyball team.
Matt Larry has served as Pre-K to 8 physical education teacher and head baseball coach since 2015. He is also an assistant softball coach.
Melissa Smyly has taught English at the Upper School since 2017 and serves as head fo the department. She also coaches varsity football cheerleading.
The thrill of competition. The rush of a championship. Our athletic program offers you everything you'd expect from a private school. However, the Darlington athletic program is so much more. CLICK HERE to learn more about athletics at Darlington or schedule a private tour and see our facilities for yourself.
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The Darlington Podcast intro music was written and performed by Elliot Luitwieler ('22) and Kathryn Davidson ('22). Carson Raymond, director of major gifts, lends his voice, and editing and production is handled by Maddie Chastain, content manager.
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