Welcome to Episode 101 of The Darlington Podcast!
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.
Garvin Edwards has served as academic support coordinator in the Teaching and Learning Center and as head wrestling coach since 2022. He holds a B.S. in Physical Education and Health K-12 from Berry College and has more than 30 years of experience teaching and coaching.
Leigh Hadaway has served as Upper School history teacher and head swim coach since 2019. A graduate of Berry College, she holds a B.A. in Visual Communication and History.
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.
Nathan West has served as head boys' basketball coach and assistant athletic director since 2019. He holds a B.S. in Business Administration from Birmingham-Southern College in Birmingham, Ala., and a Masters in Educational Leadership from the University of North Texas.
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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