28 Mar Springdale Preparatory School Expands Interscholastic Program, Adds Three Seasoned Coaches
Springdale Preparatory School, the independent boarding and day school located in New Windsor, Carroll County, Maryland, has added three experienced coaches from the Frederick area to lead its growing interscholastic athletics program.
Brian Martin, Christopher Stack and Kym Eaves will coach the Lions girls’ basketball, boys’ and girls’ soccer, and cheerleading programs for the 2019-2020 academic year.
The coaches will focus on creating a team-first culture, encouraging student athletes to excel in the classroom and on the field of play. At Springdale, student athletes will learn life lessons through a positive athletic environment based on teamwork, enthusiasm and accountability, as they compete interscholastically, and for some, prepare to play at the collegiate level.
With 15 years of experience coaching youth, high school and college athletes, Martin joins Springdale Prep to establish and lead the girls’ basketball program. A resident of Middletown, Maryland, Martin was a Maryland all state soccer player, regional finalist. He is a graduate of West Virginia University who went on to coach women’s basketball at Notre Dame Academy at Middleburg, Virginia, Maryland AAU, Mount St. Mary’s University and most recently at Saint John’s Catholic Prep to a 123-53 record over a six-year period, including a 31-game conference winning streak over a three-year period. He led Saint John’s to championships in 2014, 2015 And 2016.
Stack, who resides in Emmitsburg, will create the inaugural soccer teams for Springdale Preparatory School. He spent seven years as assistant coach for the women’s soccer program at Mount St. Mary’s University, while he also served as coordinator of student-athlete academic support. He assisted in team management, scheduling, practice management and game-day preparations as well as served as recruiting coordinator, identifying prospective student-athletes desiring to play for Division I college programs. In addition, he created and implemented a youth soccer academy, a grassroots soccer development program for children.
Eaves most recently coached cheerleading for the Catoctin Youth Association, where she served also as cheer coordinator. In addition, the Rocky Ridge resident was cheerleading coach and fundraising coordinator for Catoctin High School. Her goal for cheerleading at Springdale Preparatory School is to promote excellence through team building, hard work, dedication and sportsmanship.
“We are thrilled to add these accomplished coaches to our staff at Springdale Preparatory School,” says Johnny Graham, founding head of school. “These coaches will facilitate the development of our student athletes as they learn the importance of teamwork and sportsmanship, and experience the life lessons that result from winning and losing in the athletic arena.”