Darlington School: Private Boarding School in Georgia Episode 161: Spring Varsity Sports Recap
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Episode 161: Spring Varsity Sports Recap

May 9, 2024 | 269 views

Welcome to Episode 161 of The Darlington Podcast! 

In this episode, senior boarding student Mary Covington talks with varsity coaches Sam Clark (boys' lacrosse), Mallory Collier (girls' lacrosse), Betina Fuentes (boys' and girls' tennis), Kevin Hunt (boys' and girls' track and field), Matt Larry (baseball), Al Shorey (boys' and girls' soccer) and Jared Willerson (boys' and girls' golf) about the spring athletic season at Darlington. You'll hear a little bit about each team and their highlights of the spring season, from the pre-season to team bonding to their accomplishments and more. 

Sam Clark has taught Upper School English, served as a college advisor, and served on the residential duty staff since 2017. He coaches volleyball in the fall and boys' lacrosse in the spring.

Mallory Collier has taught Upper School English since 2022 and serves as head girls' lacrosse coach.

Betina Fuentes has taught English at the Upper School and served as head tennis coach since 2023. 

Kevin Hunt has taught P.E. and coached at Darlington since 2007. He is the assistant head football coach, defensive coordinator and linebackers coach. He is also the head girls' and boys' track and field coach and serves as assistant athletic director. 

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.

Al Shorey has taught math at the Upper School since 2013 and serves as head of the department. He also serves as head boys' soccer coach. 

Jared Willerson has taught history at the Upper School in addition to serving as head boys' golf coach since 2017. 

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. 


The Darlington Podcast is a collaboration between the communication and advancement teams, and is hosted by various members of the school community. Episodes are released each Thursday morning and available on most podcast platforms (search for The Darlington Podcast in your podcast player). Once new episodes are posted, you'll also be able to find them at www.darlingtonschool.org/podcast. Please subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts so that you'll get the latest episode each week! 

The Darlington Podcast intro music was written and performed by Elliot Luitwieler ('22) and Kathryn Davidson ('22). Jaclyn Haynes, Upper School science teacher, lends her voice, and editing and production is handled by Maddie Chastain, content manager.

If you have ideas for future episodes or have any questions about The Darlington Podcast, please email communications@darlingtonschool.org